Contact Andrea

You are welcome to visit my studio on beautiful Pender Island, one of the Southern Gulf Islands in British Columbia.
BookEnds Studio: 1105 Ogden Rd. Pender Island.

Open  Friday through Monday
11am - 4pm. mid June – mid Sept.
But you are welcome other hours, just phone ahead
ph 250 629 2947


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I’m an Author, Artist, Teacher, Storyteller, Musician, Mother, Partner.  I’ve been blessed with a long and productive working life that’s involved amazing experiences and travel, fascinating friends, the love of my life, three wonderful daughters and their families.

 I’ve written over 30 books, 2 films, over 100 TV and radio scripts, performed for 29 years with my husband Dave as the folk duo Brandywine, made 2 recordings and performed for 4 years on the national children’s Saturday morning TV show Storytime for the CTV network. I’ve presented thousands of School visits as a children’s author, given workshops and keynotesat major literary and teachers’ conferences, and now, instead of retiring, I am an artist again - where I started out in my 20s!

In other words… at this point in my life, my educational qualifications, awards and other paper credentials are nothing other than a long boring list ( contact me if you really wish to see all 8 pages of  it) butLIFE is  still amazing.  Though I no longer perform or present in schools, I am still available for Keynote Presentations at conferences, to lead the occasional art workshop, or happy to sell my Art. 

Enjoy reading my books, browsing my art, catching an Art Show, or  visiting my home gallery.

You can contact me through my contact info button.


Coming in 2016

January, date TBA
Mixed Media Solo Show at Island Blue, Sidney BC

Art Show at Sea Star Vineyard, Pender Island
24-26th June 2016


September 1 - 30

The Secret Lives of Books
15 pieces of Book Art. A solo  display at Victoria Central Public Library, Broughton  Street, Victoria BC

July 25
Art in the Orchard, Corbett House, Pender Island BC

June 28 - 30
Myth Magic and Music
Joint show with Dana McConchie
Sea Star Vineyard Pender Island BC

May 1 - 30

The Secret Lives of Books
15 pieces of  Book Art. A solo display at Salt Spring Public Library BC

March 1 - 30
2 Book Art pieces in the first multi artist art exhibit at Pender Pubic Library, Pender Island BC

February 12 - 20
SGIAC Pop Up Show, Driftwood Center Pender Island BC
2 pieces of fantasy furniture

January 20 - March 3
15 pieces of Book Art displayed at Galiano  Public Library, Galiano Island BC in the Jane Rule display case



June 20 - 24
Sea Star Vineyard Pender Island.
Book Art and Fantasy Furniture

July 19
Art in the Orchard - Corbett House, Pender Island

December 1 - 15
Collective Show at Talisman books and Gallery
 Small Packages
(12 pieces) 6 Paper art and 6 encaustic monoprints

December 5 - 7
Collective Christmas Show
Sea Star Vineyard.
(3 pieces Book Art)


July 27
Art In The OrchardCorbett House, Pender Island 

August 24
Pender Island Fall Fair
2nd Prize in Sculpture section for As You Wish Book art
1st prize in Collage Section for Wish You Were Here

October 19 - November 18
Talisman Books and Gallery
Trick or Treat Group Show
Exhibit and Sale of Fantasy Furniture

October 20 - 21
Ptarmigan Mosaic Festival
Art and Music at Poets Cove Resort and Spa
Secret Lives of Books Exhibit and Sale

Art Courses Taken

Art Major
Thornbridge Hall Teacher Training College 1963-66
Art history, perspective, pottery lino prints and etching, watercolors, oils, collage, book binding.

Courses taken1967 to date
Pottery - thrown, coiled, pinched,
Raku pottery with Mary Bergstrom
Raku Pottery with Elke Blodgett
Weaving with Noni Yates
Oil Paintingwith Meredith Evans
Life drawing Classes U of A   1987 and 1988
Stained glass with Candice  1996
Quilting/Fabric Art courses  
Residential Course MISSA July 2012
    Assemblage /mixed media with Beverly Mangham
Residential Course MISSA July 2014
    Encaustic Paper/Fiber Arts with Shary Bartlett
Mixed Media/Collage workshop with Natalie Smith March 2015