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Hello, I’m Andrea, the artist behind miniNature.

I paint tiny paintings of places and feelings you want to remember. I believe our time in nature is when we feel most connected to who we are.

My tiny paintings are a way for you to hold on to that part of yourself.  They make for unique gifts and restorative art for wild hearts. 


restoring connection between people & nature. through paintings

My tiny paintings are all of moments or aspects of the natural world that make us feel joyful and connected. Mostly we post those moments to Social Media, where they get lost in our feeds. And so the memory stops feeding you. These miniatures are my way of connecting you to those experiences in a minimalist, device free kind of way. 

Andrea and her tiny paintings are beautiful bright lights!

I commissioned a painting, for a very special friend of mine, of a place that holds wonderful memories for us. It was given with love and received with awe and gratitude, a truly amazing little piece of wonderfully created art.  Her attention to detail and talent are brilliant. The whole experience was completely enjoyable! Thank you Andrea xxx.


Seeing the glint in his eye when he opened his present was heart warming and moving for both of us.

I was completely out of ideas on what to get my boyfriend for his birthday. I really wanted to give him something meaningful and personal.

Dating a surfer I knew that the only thing his soul yearns for is good swell and perfect waves. So I had a picture of him surfing his first Indonesian barrel painted. Seeing the glint in his eye coming alive when he opened his present was heart warming and moving for both of us.

– Tasha

I was blown away by the thought that went into every step

My daughter was born on the 20th of Feb, the same day Andrea released The Fish – Day 51 of her incredible 365-day project.

At the time, I was looking for a meaningful gift for my wife’s birthday. Since this was our second Pisces baby, it seemed the stars had aligned. From start to finish, Andrea was amazing. She gave me framing options, wood choices and even wrote a beautiful message on the back about the nature of Pisces.

I was blown away by the thought that went into every step and even though the piece is miniature in size, its effect on my wife was profound.


I loved the uniqueness of miniNature and fell in love with her Moon series

I commissioned Andrea to paint a moon miniature as a gift for my husband on our anniversary. Andrea is very professional and her attention to detail really gives her the edge. She quickly grasped what I envisioned and brought it to life in a beautiful painting and I loved the way it was packed with the finest attention to detail.



TESTIMONIAL | “In January my friends surprised me with one of my most memorable ocean experiences . . .”

“. . . They had my seal diving photograph painted with MiniNature to celebrate my 30th birthday. Seeing my special experience captured on a hand-painted, tiny canvas with such detail was a moment I will always treasure.

Not only do I fondly remember my connection with the seals underwater when I look at my painting, but I am now also reminded by how much I am cared for by my friends and the pleasure of sharing the experience with them.” – Natasha



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365 miniNature project

In 2019 I painted one painting a day for a year. Some of these miniNatures are still

up for grabs and looking for homes to bring some happiness to.



Wall of Gratitude

My growing list of thanks to the lovely souls who have supported my art and are helping me grow.

Evan Torrance • Natasha Dryden • Sigrid Kenmuir • Karl Tessendorf • Maurice Hirschberg • Janine G. • Jack Alperstein • Daisy F. • Lauren Ferguson • Dawn Keyser • Cynthia Walsh • Cindy Webster • Greg Gilowey • Lauren Hunter • Nadia Aucamp • Torsten Harms • Ronelle van Coller • André Harms • Wilna Visser • Linda Fedder • Steven Jansen •  Zanet Lamprecht • Julie Velosa • Lizzy Tessendorf • Claudia Rudolph • Lizanne Gildenhuys • Gina Kinniburgh • Liezl Niewoudt • Mia Lategaan • André Harms • Marc Fourie • Joubert Stander • Schalk Kearney • Charlotte Storm van’ s Gravesande • 

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MiniNature is about capturing the details of life in tiny paintings. It's about remembering that nature is vast but vulnerable and that her wisdom and wellbeing lies in our hands. It's about holding onto what matters and living with less stuff and more space to be wild.

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