We are thrilled to introduce new artist Amanda Blunden, please CLICK HERE to view the new collection which will be on display from 26 May – 17 June at the gallery.
British artist Amanda Blunden works from her garden studio in South West London. Her work is driven by memory; mood, light and space and a constant desire to look for the contrast in all things. Although often inspired by journeys throughout Britain, they are not traditional landscapes but rather the memories of the journey and life combined within them. Her process is very much one of call and response: stripping away and adding; reacting to colours and forms, marks and values until she feels they have evoked the mood she is striving for.
Amanda has a BA Hons degree in Fine Art, having studied at Leeds Polytechnic. Her artistic career has included work on murals and surface pattern design for companies including Manchester City Art Gallery. In 2017 she won the Intaglio Printmaker’s Prize at the National Original Print competition for her monoprint ‘Nightpool’. In September 2020 two paintings were accepted by The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour for their 208th Exhibition at the Mall Galleries.
“My work is centred around my own experience of places I have visited and the lasting impact they have had on me, either visually or emotionally, sometimes both. I find beauty in a shoreline as much as a bridge or a concrete tower on the side of the motorway”