Amanda was born in the 70s in Lincolnshire, England. She gained a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art from Nene College, University of Leicester in 1995.
"My work describes human relationships. I am looking for the universal and the extraordinary in life’s ordinary moments. The textures of hair, fabric and skin and their luminescent qualities fascinate me in my figure studies. I take a minimal approach to the balancing of shape and tone while exploiting light effects, body language and colour symbolism and a painterly surface to set atmosphere or mood. I believe in making my work accessible and involving; paintings we can all relate to.
I often paint scenes about life rather than simply depicting it. Sometimes there is nostalgia, especially in the images of childhood and street scenes. If you feel a sense of yearning…. “wish I was there”, “it reminds me of…..” then I’ve done my job right."
Group Exhibitions: Beacon Gallery, Wolverhampton 2001. Art on the Map, Lincolnshire Open. Studios 2003, 2004 & 2005. Grainthorpe Arts, Louth 2003. Linden House Gallery, Northampton 2003. Spencer Coleman Fine Art, Stamford 2004. The O’Connor Gallery, Portstewart 2004, Spencer Coleman Fine Art Lincoln 2005, The O’Connor Gallery Portstewart 2005, Shepherds Gallery Mayfair 2005. Clifton Gallery, Bristol 2005. The Hamil Gallery, Portstewart 2006 and 2007, Spencer Coleman Fine Art London and Lincoln 2007. Spencer Coleman Fine Art Stamford 2008.Solo Exhibitions: The Hughes Gallery, Belfast 2004, A&K Wilson Gallery 2005. The Hamil Gallery, Portstewart 2006Memberships: The Society of All Artists, Professional Associate, Friend of the New English Art Club
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