We’re thrilled to now be showing Amanda Horvath’s vibrant contemporary paintings. Each one is a unique celebration of the natural world and full of life, colour and texture.
After achieving a BA Hons (first class) in fine art, Amanda went on to lecture in painting and printmaking. She now works full time from her studio in the Peak District and is influenced by the wild landscape around her home. She is best known for her atmospheric forest scenes.
Amanda describes her work in her own words: “Painting is a response to the beautiful landscape, I attempt to capture the spirit of the land and the ethereal quality of light filtering through woodlands. Through my work I hope to impart the sense of peace and meditative calm I feel in these quiet places. This affinity with nature has grown from childhood and my past experiences”
Amanda’s process begins outdoors and on location where she takes preliminary notes and sketches ‘en plein air’. Later, back in her studio, she translates her drawings onto canvas. Amanda works with various techniques (including palette knives) to create multi-layered and highly textured paintings that lie somewhere between abstraction and realism.
Her work has found homes with private collectors worldwide.
Education and Prizes
B.A.Hons, First Class, Fine Art painting and printmaking Sheffield Hallam University, 2001.
P.G.C.E in F.E. and H.E. Bolton Institute 2002.
National Diploma Art and Design, Distinction. Stockport college, 1998