Andrea Tobin, a former competitive tennis player, traded her ground stroke for brushstrokes years ago but painting, for her, remains a highly physical activity. She stands, paints big, and, guided by intuition, creates mural-size canvasses that are fueled by the raw emotions and experiences that surround us all. The self-trained artist began painting while living in Madrid and soon after became obsessed with turning her art in functional pieces. Today, based in New York City, Andrea explores the texture and layering that add both dimension and durability to her one-of-a-kind bags. Marla Cielo is Andrea’s muse—breeder of magic…relentless adventurer…lover of beauty and art—that romps freely through Andrea’s entire collection.