Andrea Pottyondy Stoffer, SCA


Biography
Art is everywhere in Andrea’s life. She is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and Atlantic Representative from 2009 to 2017, member of the Canadian Hungarian Artists Collective, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, initiator of Artspa (art group), docent at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and an artist who sees potential in common bits and pieces of everyday life.

Born and raised in Quebec, Andrea also lived in Yukon Territory and presently resides in Nova Scotia. She studied art with the University of Southern California, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and professional artists in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Inspiration comes from her environment, travel and a compelling story or a line of poetry. Andrea creates colourful layered florals, chimerical landscapes and abstract narratives using a variety of mediums. These artworks may include collaged handmade and vintage papers and mysterious found objects.
Her artwork has been purchased by the Nova Scotia Art Bank (2009) and is published in Nova Scotia’s Contemporary Artists Volume II (2010), International Women Celebrate, 100 Women Artists Reflect (2011), Arabella Magazine (2013), Our World in Colours and Forms, Hungarian Visual Artists of Canada, Fifteen Years (2014). In 2013 two of her art pieces received 1st Place in the American Arts Awards competition. Andrea’s artwork received an award of merit in the Society of Canadian Artists 46th Open National Show (2014) and another mixed media painting was a winner in the second annual Best of Acrylic competition (2014) and is published in AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs (2015). Her art hangs in private and corporate collections in Canada, USA, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia.

Andrea creates art to express the human condition in all its beauty and imperfection, always hoping to connect with the viewer. Art is Beauty, Art is a Healer, Art makes us Human.