Born in the 1970s in Lincolnshire. Amanda gained a first Class Honours Degree at Nene College, University of Leicester in 1995.
"...My work describes human relationships. I am looking for the universal and the extraordinary in life's ordinary moments.
The textures of hair, fabric and skin and their luminescent qualities fascinate me in my figure studies. I take a minimal approach to the balancing of shape and tone while exploiting light effects, body language and colour symbolism and a painterly surface to set atmosphere or mood.
I believe in making my work accessible and involving paintings we can all relate to. I often paint scenes about life rather than simply depicting it. Sometimes there is a nostalgia, especially in the images of childhood and street scenes. If you feel a sense of yearning.... "wish I was there", "it reminds me of..." then I've done my job right."