Amanda is an Australian Artist born and raised in Brisbane, and lives in Burpengary with her husband and two young children. Amanda is a professional artist who began entering exhibitions and competitions in 1997 and has gained increasing recognition as an artist to watch.
Amanda's gift and passion for art was evident at an early age. She is predominately self-taught, although when an opportunity arises she enjoys attending the occasional art workshop. She is a very accomplished artist in oils but enjoys pastels equally. Amanda's biggest challenge remains finding the time to study art, paint and raise a young family.
Amanda has exhibited in the Moreton Bay Regional Council's 'Talent Pool' exhibition and the Caboolture Shire Council's 'Rites of Recognition' exhibition as well as many local and regional art exhibitions and competitions. She has won numerous awards during this time as well as gaining the 'Peoples' Choice Award' on many occasions.
Amanda has paintings in many private collections as well as the Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Nature and simply being outdoors inspires me. I love bushwalking, camping, fishing, picnics with my family, and trying to accurately capture the essence of these occasions on canvas. I feel that my art portrays the natural environment integrated with these every day activities.
Having a deep appreciation and affinity with the beauty of nature. I love colour, texture and the play of light and shade in natural surroundings. I achieve great satisfaction seeing my canvas come to life.
As an artist, I wish to share with the viewer the beauty that surrounds us and how everyday activities can be inspiring and awaken emotive memories of childhood experiences.
Awards Recent Awards and Achievements
Peoples Choice Awards - 17th Maleny Art Awards 2010
Finalist - Moreton Bay Region Art Awards 2010
Finalist - Stanthorpe Art Prize 2010
Peoples Choice Award - Crows Nest Gallery Acquisitive Paintiing Prize 2009
St Georges's Award (Overall Champion) - 16th Maleny Art Awards 2009
Peoples Choice Award - Moreton Bay Region Art Awards 2009
Finalist - Moreton Bay Region Art Awards 2009
Finalist - Kenilworth-Maroochy Mayor's Acquisitve Art Prize 2008
Peoples Choice Award - Kenilworth-Maroochy Mayor's Acquisitve Art Prize 2008
1st Prize-Painting and Drawing - Royal Queensland Show 2008
Finalist - Warwick Art Prize 2008
Peoples Choice Award - 15th Maleny Art Awards 2008
Apex Special Award - 15th Maleny Art Awards 2008
3rd Place Oils - 15th Maleny Art Awards 2008
Finalist - Pine Rivers Art Awards 2008
Grant - 2008 Regional Arts Development Fund - Caboolture Shire Council