Amanda Horvath is a contemporary artist producing vibrant colourful and highly textured original paintings. After achieving a B A Hons (1st class) in fine art at Sheffield Hallam University, Amanda subsequently lectured in colleges. She now practices full time as an artist from her studio in the Peak District where she lives with her husband.
“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 they will be happy to help.
Recent events and exhibitions:-
Represented by the Wey Gallery at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, 9-12th March 2023.
Joint exhibition at Courtyard Fine Art Lounge Lichfield 25th March 2023.
The Christmas Exhibition, the Purple Gallery, Bournville 26th Nov-28th Jan 2022-23
"Dream Trees" exhibition with Beaulieu Fine Arts, the New Forest, September 2022
Fresh Art Fair, represented by Eclectic Gallery Ascot racecourse 23-25 Sept 2022
Edinburgh Art Fair, represented by Eclectic Gallery 17-20 Nov 2022
“The Light Beyond” at Eclectic Gallery, 9-27th Aug 2022
Fresh Art Fair Cheltenham represented by Eclectic Gallery 9-12th June 2022.
'Environmental Beauty' group exhibition, Eclectic Gallery, Fitzrovia, London. 28 April-4 May 2022.
Represented by the Wey Gallery at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea 10-13 March
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.