Andrea McLean (b.1968) trained at Falmouth School of Art and the Slade, after which she held a scholarship at the British School at Rome. She works in a variety of media, including oil painting and etching. Andrea has worked in ecclesiastical settings including a year as artist-in-residence at Gloucester Cathedral. Her Mappa Mundi painting is in the British Library Collection and can be seen on the third floor of the library outside the Map Room.
Andrea’s work is featured in Tess Jaray’s book ‘Painting: Mysteries and Confessions’ published by the Royal Academy of Arts, ‘Crossing Borders’ Graffeg Press, ‘Vala’ Journal November 2022 and an upcoming book on the Hereford Mappa Mundi by Oxford University Press. She creates bespoke maps for The Blake Society.
Andrea has won a prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Jerwood Drawing Prize.
She has had solo exhibitions in London, Bleddfa, Abergavenny and Great Torrington.
Andrea is a Faculty tutor at The Royal Drawing School contributing to courses with mapping and mythological themes. Her studio is in Ledbury, Herefordshire.