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03/15/07

Top Teen--Andrea Johnson

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Would you like to start your own business? We found one young woman who's done just that and she's just eighteen.

Andrea Johnson's art work is catching eyes all over town and is winning her all sorts of local awards, but she wasn't always an award winning artist.

"Over three years I have really developed and this school has helped me develop and showed me that art is something that could enjoy doing and really love it," said Johnson.

Andrea says she couldn't imagine herself doing anything else.

So she plans to stay in town and major in art at either Armstrong Atlantic State University or Savannah College of Art and Design.

Visual arts teacher Trellis Payne says Andrea's art work is definitely one of a kind.

"She always tries to find a way to unify and make it really unique and really passionate and really she is just original," said Payne.

That's one of the reasons Andrea has won so many awards, and why so many people are buying her art work.

"I turned it into a business people are always like wow how much do you want for it? I was like wow I don't charge then my mom said you should turn this into a business and I started charging," said Johnson.

"She obviously takes a lot of pride in her work and she's obviously very creative," said Payne.

That creativity is what makes Andrea Johnson a WTOC Top Teen.

"I always wanted to be top teen and I am happy someone nominated me and thought I was worthy of the reward," said Johnson.

Reported by: Brooke Kelley, bkelley@wtoc.com

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