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 the Peak District.
“Painting is a response to the beautiful landscape around me, the experience of being in the place is as much an important part of the process as drawing. I attempt to capture the spirit of the land and that quiet sense of tranquillity that coexists with a closeness to the natural world. I am moved by dramatic light sweeping over the rugged elements chased by clouds and the timeless changing sea when visiting the coast. I have a passion for expressing nature in bright vivid colours and nothing gives me more pleasure than when people say they love their painting.”
Working from observation of nature Amanda gathers visual information with a sketchbook or camera and often begins a canvas en plein air, finishing these preliminary pieces in her studio. Working expressively in acrylics or oils, often 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.
Amanda exhibits widely, currently with Eclectic Gallery in London, The Paul Tavernor Gallery Cheshire, The Wey Gallery Surrey and The Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye. Her paintings have found homes with private collectors in the UK, America, Asia and Europe. Amanda exhibited at the Bath Art Fair 1st-2nd March.
Commissions are welcome, different sizes and colour schemes can be accommodated, or if you wish to enquire about a particular painting please follow the contact details. For enquiries regarding paintings already with galleries please contact the gallery directly.
Surrey Contemporary art fair 15-17th March 2019 with the Wey Gallery.
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead in May 2019 with Eclectic Gallery
Chester Arts Fair in November 16th-18th 2019.