Andrea Stajan-Ferkul is a Toronto-based artist who studied Interpretive Illustration at Sheridan College, School of Art and Design. Her background lies in illustration and graphic design, having worked in the fashion advertising industry. In 2000, Andrea shifted her focus to the world of fine art and has since been honing her work, experimenting with loose renderings, textures and mixed media. Today, her paintings are known for their sensual expressions of subtle colour and intuitive mark making - it is the fusion of spontaneity and representation that her work is known for. While not exclusive to fashion, it is a recurring theme in her subject matter. Her captivating dress paintings put emphasis on bringing the emotional and intuitive elements of her theme to the piece. There is a hint of intrigue behind the impressionistic approach, inviting the viewer to wonder who’s wearing it. Andrea explores perceptions of style and elegance as a whole, and it’s role in contemporary life.