Amanda is a traditionalist and her favoured medium is oil. Painting en plein air, as Amanda mostly does, means to open oneself to spontaneity and chance, to the elements. It means to listen to stimuli, to receive the environment and translate the sensation of the moment into a form with more permanence, according to Dr. Andrew Yip, a seasoned writer that has critiqued Amanda’s works.
New Paintings, is a collection of 34 large, medium and small works on canvas completed over the last 18 months from several locations around the world that Amanda has visited either for residencies or for personal leisure. Activity and atmosphere animate Amanda’s canvases. Her trademark skies often invoke the harshness of coastal winter mornings, smears of paint knifed into the raw canvas evident, sending a chill to the bone. Others the warmth and beauty of a summer’s evening spent meandering through hazy fields and stunning panoramas, looking to recant that captured moment of beauty to us, her audience.
The exhibition begins on Wednesday 30th August and runs until Saturday 30th September 2017 and will be attended in person by Amanda as she presents her latest body of work. A must-see show for anyone interested in following the powerful developments in Australian Contemporary Art and an opportunity to meet one of today’s most collectable and talented living landscape painters.