Based in Margaret River, Western Australia, Amanda paints fulltime in her home studio overlooking the bush. Inspired by the beauty and calm of the familiar, Amanda selects personal treasures and overlooked objects, thereby embedding memories in her still life and interior compositions. Amanda's imagined interior works depict common landscapes that aim to connect the viewer’s memories, present and past, evoking feelings of nostalgia.
Amanda takes inspiration from those simple moments when light passes through a piece of glass or reflection is noted causing her to pause, calm and see the beauty of the everyday. Her works explore the notion of gratitude and the extent that everyday items can merge with creativity to result in harmony and joy.
Amanda delights in the texture of oil paint. Upon close inspection, textured brush marks give her, as the artist, a remaining visual presence in the work. Focussing on light and shadow, Amanda often includes elements from her garden, with a desire that the viewer feel a more personal connection to the work.
In 2023 Amanda was a finalist in the Unearthed Art Prize at Art to Art, in Melbourne. She has been exhibited and a finalist in multiple groupshows and a 2022 finalist in the Lethbridge 20000 Salon des Refuses and The Little things Art Prize.