Amanda Arrou-tea (aka Mandi Oh) was born in the coastal city San Sebastián in Basque Country in the North of Spain. From a very young age she felt a connection with the mermaids, feeling in her whole being that they were real, so she started looking for her female clan in every sea, river and pool.
As a deep Cancerian she started portraying with oil paint her vision of feelings when she was only 9 years old. She began studying Fine Arts and chasing the opportunities of going to different Universities with Erasmus and Seneca scholarships between Spain and France, which made her develop a wider sight on paint, photography and video.
After finishing a degree in Fine Arts, Arrou-tea was still hungry for knowledge so she moved to Mexico to continue her studies—strategically close to the cenotes where she had found her first mermaid a couple of years before.
After some years of mystical energies, paint, sea salt, studies, curatorships, and hot weather, Arrou-tea moved to Berlin, Germany to focus on her artistic career for good. Her bold figurative paintings are collected internationally.
She now resides in Berlin where she works in her studio and travels to develop artistic projects.