* About the Artist
Hi! I’m Amanda, the artist behind Amanda Thompson Artworks.
Born in Perth, Western Australia, I started drawing and painting at a young age (apparently on the wall behind the sofa)!
I was always interested in art and craft, but really only started taking art seriously when I was in my teens. I completed 2 years of art classes at high school level, but did not continue with any further training. I can’t say I loved the structure of high school art classes, I prefer the kinaesthetic approach to learning – give it a go and see what happens!
I’m inspired by my mother, who is a talented (award winning) painter. We have worked on pieces together and had an exhibition together in Perth many years ago. I am hugely inspired by my surroundings. I have lived in Perth, Brisbane, London and Milton Keynes (UK) and now living in the Sydney Hills, where there is an abundance of wildlife to inspire me. I also love to travel, experience new cultures, environments and influences.
I tend to lean towards a quirky and impressionist style, but my portfolio includes a range from Acrylic landscapes, bright Ink and Watercolour paintings, through to black and white Zen drawings. Over the last few years I focussed on commissioned pieces, created mostly in Black Ink, however have returned to bright Inks and Watercolours. My latest works are predominantly inspired by Australian wildlife, however you may be lucky to find a floral piece in my range from time to time.
At the moment, I create my art part time, with my other ‘day job’ working in Learning & Development, mostly in Instructional Design, where I get to be a little bit creative. I have also worked in retail and have a passion for Homewares and gifts. I just love beautiful things!
I only sell fine art prints via this website, however commissions for originals and suggestions for other prints are welcomed.
Check out my Facebook and Instagram pages to see previous commission pieces:
I hope you love my artwork and keep in touch!