Andrea has photographed gardens and plants professionally for over 25 years. She has won multiple awards for her work from the Garden Media Guild twice winning Photographer of the Year and ‘Book Photographer of the Year’ for ‘The Splendour of the Tree’ for which she travelled extensively to capture images of trees from around the globe.
Andrea studied Art at Bournemouth and Photography at Salisbury College of Art and Design.
She has lectured internationally, including for the Woody Plant Conference at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, for the ASLA in San Diego as well as The Photography Show in UK. She has run many garden photography workshops including in the UK recently for NPhoto magazine (for Nikon owners) at Melbourne Hall in Derbyshire and as far afield as North West Pacific, USA.
She has also enjoyed talking to groups via Zoom through the pandemic.
Andrea’s work is frequently published in garden magazines, newspapers and books worldwide. Her solo books include ‘Plantworlds’, ‘The Garden Source’ and ‘The Garden Photography Workshop’. She also completed a year of photography for the book ‘At West Dean’ written by former Head Gardeners, Jim Buckland and Saran Wain. She is excited to return to spend time with students enjoying the many trees in the gardens and Arboretum.
She belongs to the Association of Photographers, The Garden Media Guild, Professional Garden Photographers Association and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Andrea is based in Scotland where her collection of work forms Garden Exposures Photo Library and latest tree photography ‘Plantation’.
Describe your approach to teaching
My approach is to firstly enjoy observing the trees in the landscape and then in detail, before beginning the individual artistic interpretation. Light and composition are all important so having the very best equipment is not essential – although it helps!
What inspires your own work?
The splendour of trees firstly and then the light.
Whether I’m out in the golden hour of the morning or in a deep autumnal mist, the shapes and textures of trees always excite me.