Amanda has always had a love of nature and when she completed a degree in Fine Art followed by an MA in Art as Environment, an understanding as to why her practice is so rooted within Art and Ecology became transparent. It is about forming a new vocabulary that reveals and renews our kinship with the natural world. Exposing elements of the natural world that every day, go unnoticed, this is at the core of her practice.
A few years ago Amanda made a conscious decision to push her paintings further working with oils and cold wax medium, but also using mixed media to explore all dualities within a place, transferring the results into sometimes very large works. But her passion also lies in creating works on paper, especially experimenting with concertina sketch books, turning them into mysterious mark-making portfolios of these journeys. It is only now that she craves to understand the deep desire to capture her our ‘journey’ through the landscape.
‘Painting both outdoors and then back in the studio helps to build a painterly story, expressing many layers that sometimes I have to walk away from, find time to reflect, and then return. They are a reconnection to place, an interpretation of the natural world’