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About Andrea J.

How did a city gal end up on an old trawler, floating and painting along the coast of Puerto Rico for over a decade?

You have to be a little bit crazy. Difficult to condense on a single page, suffice it to say that most of what you'll see and read throughout the site did not exist prior to my mid-life adventures aboard Ruff Life.

To that I'll add I was born in New York City in the '50's, grew up along the 'Jersey Shore, and began traversing the globe by 20. I earned a degree in Business Management (U. of Maryland) along the way, but in retrospect life may have been easier with a Masters in Common Sense. Too late now.

I became interested in folk art while living in Europe; and when I taught myself to paint, Norwegian Rosemaling was the style I chose. I particularly enjoy the subtle color blending and fine detail work, and incorporated vibrant Caribbean colors to create my tropical pieces. Please take a moment to visit the Gallery page for some eye popping art.

I'd never have guessed that my mid-life would become the stuff dreams are made of. Published stories and articles, (including Czar), can be found on the Publications page, and thank you for viewing.

UPDATE APRIL 2019: PLEASE VISIT MY STORY, ONE CHAPTER AT A TIME, INCLUDING LOTS OF PHOTOS AND ANECDOTES:
RUFF LIFE AT SEA

 
 


Born for the sea


Inspired by neighbors

ruff life periodicals
A way of life


A salty dog's life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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