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.
“Painting is a response to the beautiful landscape around me, I attempt to capture the spirit of the forest and the quiet tranquility that exists in these peaceful places. Moved by the ethereal light filtering through leaves in woodlands and dramatic contrasting shadows, I have a passion for expressing nature in beautiful colours, whilst imparting a meditative calm. This affinity with nature has grown from early childhood and my past experiences."
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. Her paintings have found homes with private collectors in the UK, America, Asia, Europe and Australia.
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.
Group exhibition, Colours of Nature at Eclectic Gallery, July 24 - August 17, 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.