Amanda Brooks’ work on large canvases are vibrant and textured using a combination of acrylics, ink washes and oils creating layer upon layer reflecting her love of nature, music and the coast. From her whimsical birds and animals, abstract contemporary Australian florals, ocean pools and Australian landscapes to her compositions of beautiful bowls, fruit, and kitchen finery, Amanda’s work captures light and form in a breathtaking manner. Her dedication to observing nature is displayed in the way she approaches her contemporary landscapes, fresh bold florals, birds and animals and portraiture. “When one is in touch with nature no season passes unnoticed”, says Amanda.
Amanda comes from a family of artists, dancers and musicians. She started as a graphic designer, moving on to teach painting. This brings to her work a discipline and lifelikeness that is often hard to find in the work of contemporary painters. Attention to detail, composition, interesting layers of paint washes and textures and an eye for colour have made her work highly prized, being represented in private collections throughout South-east Asia, Europe, the United States and Australia. Amanda is now a successfully published artist overseas and welcome collaborations with companies in Australia and abroad. Amanda’s work caters to the corporate and domestic market attracting renovators, home decorators and designers. Amanda’s work is highly sought after and due to demand she now paints on a full time basis. She considers her work contemporary, unique and affordable and happily personalises and customises all paintings according to her clients personal taste. It is the warmth the paintings bring to people’s homes and lives that attracts buyers.