A recent interview with Artwork Portal gives full insight in to Amanda's work, background and inspiration for her paintings. Here's the link
Amanda Horvath is a contemporary artist producing vibrant colourful and highly textured original paintings. After studying fine art painting and printmaking at Sheffield Hallam University, where she achieved a B A Hons (1st class) Amanda subsequently lectured in colleges. She now practices full time as an artist from her studio in Derbyshire.
“ My paintings are about peaceful places and quiet healing woodlands. I attempt to create uplifting work bringing a feeling of optimism and freshness, capturing the spirit of these tranquil places. Inspired by ethereal light and dramatic contrasting shadows, I have a passion for expressing nature in beautiful colours, whilst imparting a feeling of calm. This affinity with nature has grown from early childhood and my past experiences."
Working from observation of nature Amanda often begins a canvas en plein air, finishing in her studio. Harnessing optical mixing techniques employed by the impressionists and using a mixture of impasto, scumbling and glazing, she works expressively in acrylics or oils. With a palette knife or other mark making techniques she applies layer upon layer until the painting reaches a natural conclusion, forming contemporary paintings that lie somewhere between abstraction and realism. Her paintings have found homes with private collectors worldwide.
If you would like to purchase a painting that is being exhibited with a gallery please contact the gallery directly. Commissions are welcome, different sizes and colour schemes can be accommodated, or if you wish to enquire about a particular painting that is with the artist please follow the contact details.
Christmas Exhibition, Eclectic Gallery 15-27 Nov 2021
Pop up group Exhibition, Eclectic Gallery 16-29 Nov Chelsea
Christmas Exhibition, Purple Gallery, Bournville, from 20th Nov 2021
Autumn Exhibition, Wychwood Art, 20th September - 24th December 2021
The Summer Exhibition, Purple Gallery Bournville, Birmingham 12th June-28th August
Group exhibition "Illuminated Nature" with Eclectic Gallery, Fitzrovia, London
the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, represented by Eclectic Gallery 8-11th July 2021
Group exhibition, Colours of Nature at Eclectic Gallery, July 24 - August 17, 2020.
Summer show at the Purple Gallery July-Aug 2020.
Represented by the Wey Gallery at the Surrey Art Fair, Sandown Racecourse 13-15th March 2020
Chester Arts Fair, November 15th-17th 2019.
Represented by Eclectic Gallery at Battersea Affordable Art Fair London 17th-20th October 2019
Solo exhibition 4th July- 14th August 2019 with Eclectic Gallery 140, Portobello Road, London.
Bath Art Fair 1st-2nd March 2019
The Summer exhibition 6th July - 31st August 2019 at The Purple Gallery, Bournville, Birmingham.