Andrea Stokes was born in Mousehole and has lived all her life in West Cornwall. As an artist she was trained at the Penzance School of Art and was taught by distinguished tutors such as Bouverie Hoyton, William Tudor, Bill Picard and Barbara Tribe.
She paints exclusively in oils and her work manages to both capture and interpret the Westcountry landscape in a manner that is unique. Whether she is painting a beach on the Isles of Scilly or a high banked Cornish lane there is conveyed at sense of the place that effortlessly blends tonal balance and a degree of abstraction. The result is a picture that engages the senses and will want to live with and cherish.
Her work is in many private collections in Germany, United States and the UK. She is also in the private collection of the Dorrien–Smith family who own Tresco Abbey in the Isles of Scilly.