Singing with colour, Amanda's still life, Tulips and Limes, is a stylistic synthesis of elements of French post-impressionist artists such as Bonnard and Matisse, for whom decorative patterns often formed an integral part of their paintings. The flat, cobalt blue of the vase contrasts with the polka dotted table and walls, which also create a foil for the textured surface of the limes. Best of all perhaps, is the implied dense, richness of the foliage and flowerheads, you can almost feel them. Creative and beautiful, the impact this painting would have on an interior is obvious.
A mixed media artist and printmaker, Amanda's paintings are a joyous riot of colour and texture. Working in layers of watercolour, gouache, encaustic, pastels and pencils on handmade Indian rag paper, her work is a journey directed by the juxtaposition of colour and form. Amanda is particularly inspired by the boldness and decorative qualities of Bonnard, Matisse and the Bloomsbury Group. Amanda trained locally at Gloucestershire University and Cheltenham.
Dimensions (approximate): Image: H:74cm, W:57cm, Frame: H:91cm, W:73cm, D:1cm
Mixed media on handmade paper
Framed, glazed, plain, black painted wooden frame with cream mount
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