Andrea Holmes

Fine Artist, Photographer & Graphic Designer

In May 2017, after first falling hook, line and sinker for these incredible islands almost two decades earlier, Andrea finally made the permanent move to Orkney with her husband. She is now working, living and loving life in beautiful Birsay.

With a background in graphic design spanning more than three decades, Andrea spent years ‘dabbling’ with pencil portraits in her spare time for relaxation. Interest developed for her portrait work and, by word of mouth, she started producing pencil portrait commissions. She used to work almost exclusively on portraits and in graphite until the move to Orkney, which unleashed a passion to embrace a world of colour and new mediums.

A self-taught artist, Andrea now create landscapes, still life and portraits in a variety of mediums. Her favourite being pastels.