As a 6 times Award Winning Mixed Media Artist, Amanda, a London Born Artist has been creating for over 20 years, and collaborating with a variety of artists and a number of projects around the world in group as well as solo exhibitions in London UK, Barbados, Montserrat. She received Awards for her sculptures in the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) 2018 & 2017, and in the 2018 Central Bank Crop Over Visual Arts Festival she won an Incentive and Best In Show Awards for her sculptural art and textile wall hangings, both festivals were held in Barbados. She has also had her work published in 3 books – Zen Doodles – Tons of Tangles, Zen Doodles – Oodles of Doodles and 1000 Dog Portraits, and also The Nation’s Better Health Magazine on the effects of Arts and Health.
Her interests lay in using a variety of materials such as clay, fabric, recycled materials and collage to create the art and tell a story that impacts the viewer through the use of colour and texture. She is also keen to explore how art and creativity can impact on health and well-being and how we use creative expression as a means of communication.
She curates an Arts in Health Network alongside writing for her website and blogs. She has been called upon to speak at a variety of conferences and seminars and small workshops on the impact of dementia on a carer, the use of art and creativity resources in a care setting and creative dementia strategies for those working in healthcare and wider both in London, and Barbados. She also spoke at the Alliouagana Festival of the Word in Montserrat about the use of social media and ways in which personal stories can be told through art and creativity. She produces weekly episodes for her Podcast (Realityarts) and her YouTube Channel of the same name which she shares aspects of art, creativity, interviews and reviews.
Here is a sampling of Amanda’s artwork: