Amanda grew up in Wellington in a family of architects and trained and worked as an industrial designer for many years, and this background greatly influences her subject matter and need for precision. She loves three dimensional forms and shadows, and is interested in how the brain can interpret a form with little visual information.
Form and space, or the suggestion of it, are what she likes to explore - just a suggestion of something that makes sense visually.
Recent works are beautiful meditations on shadow and form that hint at architectural possibilities and hazy recollections of places and spaces, like a glitch in our visual memory bank.
Amanda has been shortlisted for the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, the Parkin Prize, Craig’s Aspiring Art Award and NZ Painting and Printmaking Award. She has exhibited in NZ, Australia and the UK.