Andrea Brand(

After gaining her A level in Art and BTEC in Display Design Andrea worked for 9 years as a Visual Merchandiser for the John Lewis Partnership across various London stores.

She has worked for the Partnership for nearly 30 years in both John Lewis and Waitrose and although she has now moved away from the creative field, she is still very keen to keep her art alive.

Andrea has always been fascinated by the use of light in Monet’s paintings and his studies of the same landscape across the different seasons – this gave her the starting point for her hog. Andrea’s preferred medium is acrylic paint and so she jumped at the chance to paint one of the Haslemere Hogs.