Amanda was trained at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design where she graduated with a BA. Hons in Fine Art/Sculpture. She went on to train as a teacher of Art and Art history at Goldsmiths college, London University and taught for a few years in Kent, before marriage and having children of her own. She returned to painting full time shortly after moving to Bristol in late 1992. Since then she has completed an MA in Fine Art/Painting at University of the Creative Arts , Canterbury, and has exhibited in galleries in Bristol, Bath, Oxford, London, Monmouth, Whitstable, Deal, Dorset , Rye, Canterbury and Cambridge. Her work is in both public and private collections here in the United Kingdom, and as far abroad as Malaysia ,the United States of America, Germany and France. She also has occasional open studios at her home in East Kent. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for future open studios and / or exhibitions, please use the contact form on this site.
' 'I consider myself to be an artist primarily working within the sphere of landscape.The coastline with its vast cliffs, seas and skies, marked by seasonal changes and dramatic tidal flows, has both informed and developed my working practice over the last 20 years. Having lived most of my adult life either next to, or close to the sea and its shoreline, i have experienced the daily extremes of weather, from blustering northern gales to soft mists and balmy sunlit days; turbulent swells, stillness, vastness , light , dark, silence. My paintings are always worked in the studio, and are a reflection of the feeling, or memory, of a particular walk taken. These walks can be gentle or extreme, encompassing ideas about the fragility of a landscape, the loss of an environment or the changing nature of a place or space