Artists Amanda Bee

My abstracted landscape paintings seek to explore the spirit, features and qualities of the places we call home. I paint landscapes I know well creating remembered experiences, fragments of time, sounds, colour, movement. A recreation of place which is deeply personal. I am interested in the areas that pull us back, the places we visit over and over and never tire of. The landscapes we carry with us, which hold our memories and fill us with joy. For me these are specific places in my home County of Somerset and nearby Wiltshire, the wildlife marshes around Gibraltar Point in Lincolnshire, the coast and wild spaces of Cornwall and the beautiful rural landscapes of Italy. I work with paint, collage, pencils, oil pastels and water-soluble crayons creating mixed media pieces full of colour. Bold, sensitive, emotional responses to landscapes forever changing and marked by the human hand, nature and time.

 

Originally from Lincolnshire Amanda trained at Lincoln College of Art and later completed a Degree in Fine Art and Social Context at UWE Bristol. Since graduating Amanda has made the South West her home settling in Frome, Somerset. Amanda works from a studio in the Silk Mill, a beautifully converted building in the centre of Frome. Amanda has exhibited in Somerset and Wiltshire and has works in private collections throughout the UK, Europe and America.