Hawaii/ Long Beach, California
My name is Andrea James, and I’ve been creating since I could hold a paintbrush. Art is deep in my soul, and it is expressed through my ability to inspire people around me. I knew I wanted to do, make, breathe art when I was very young, but it wasn’t until high school that I was really exposed to the endless possibilities and directions art could take me. That is when I decided what my “purpose” was. To open the eyes of others who also don’t know that art can change their lives. I currently teach high school art (drawing/painting), which gives me the ability to inspire daily. This is what fuels my fire.