Creek Ramble - oil on canvas -
Amanda was 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 & 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.
Low Tide Exploring - oil on ca
‘Childscapes’-solo art exh.Pine Rivers Art Gallery 2009
Artscape – ‘Feature Artist’Padua College, Kedron 2009
Moreton Bay Region.Council ‘Talent Pool’ Bribie Island 2008
‘Ladies of the Gallery’ White Patch Gallery 2007
Caboolture Shire Council ‘Rites of Recognition’ 2006
Peoples Choice-Crows Nest Regional Gallery Art Prize 2009
St George’s Award - 16th Maleny Art Awards 2009
Peoples Choice Award Moreton Bay Region Art Awards 2009
Finalist Moreton Bay Region Art Awards 2009
Finalist Kenilworth Mayor’s Acquisitive Art Prize 2008
Peoples Choice-Kenilworth Mayor’s Acquisitive Art Prize 2008
1st Prize-Painting & 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
Finalist Pine Rivers Art Awards 2008
Peoples Choice Award Pine Rivers Art Awards 2008
Finalist Stanthorpe Art Prize 2008
‘Lilly Pad Boat Races’ Moreton Bay Regional Council 2008