Andrea Joseph is a self-taught award winning illustrator from South Wales, UK, now living and drawing in the High Peak. Andrea picked up her pens, after a long hiatus, around nine years ago and has not put them down since. She draws obsessively and has turned a passion for drawing into a career.
She has exhibited her work, including her renowned sketchbooks, throughout Europe in both solo and group exhibitions. She has worked in the editorial, advertising and publishing fields. She is represented by Public View UK illustration agency.
Her work is also studied in schools at GCSE level and A-level. She runs drawing events (Drink & Draw with Andrea Joseph) in which she helps artists of all abilities to create short stories, or graphic novels. She also teaches illustrated journaling and storytelling online for Sketchbook Skool. She is an active member of two Urban Sketching groups; Urban Sketchers Yorkshire and Manchester. Her sketchblog has attracted over a million of visitors since it’s inception. A book about her illustration work, Andrea’s Book, was published in October 2013. She has won numerous awards for her illustration.