About Amanda Addison
Arts Council Award for the Arts
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Amanda is an artist and author of contemporary fiction (with arty, crafty themes). She holds a degree in illustration from Chelsea School of Art and an MA in Writing the Visual.
Her painting and collage process begins outdoors (at home in rural Norfolk, or on location around the world) where she walks, sketches and make notes. Back in the studio she paints a feeling or response rather than a concrete/photographic record of places visited. She seeks to explore how the mental and physical landscape presents itself visually, both in the moment – changing seasons and times of day - and through memory. Over the years she has explored themes of the transience and circularity of life, the Earth turning and returning.
She paints in (oil, acrylic, watercolour) and collage (using vintage fabrics, found objects and gold leaf) onto canvas, board and paper.
Her work is in collections in the UK and overseas and has appeared in the Guardian Newspaper Art for Sale supplements. She was selected to exhibit at Kettle's Yard Cambridge (by Roger Ackling) Past prizes include the Fish Publishing Book Cover Award (selected by William Crozier). She was recently shortlisted for the Holt Festival Prize.