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As a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Andrea Beloff studiously refined her abstract oil-painting skills. But everything changed in her last year, when she learned the art of Japanese papermaking from one of its master practitioners, Hiromi Katayama. Although still sporting the occasional oil painting or watercolor, her work mostly consists of handmade paper collages, which depict the tropical landscapes that inspire her most.
Along with festivals and shows from California to New York, Andrea exhibits her award-winning pieces at her own gallery, where patrons can purchase reproductions. When she’s not generating said artworks, Andrea nurtures budding artists through her Paint Your Heart Out workshops, where students create their own paintings and collages.