Amanda is an award-winning internationally recognised en plein air watercolour artist. Her works are held in collections in Italy, UK, Ireland, Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia.
Amanda loves watercolour painting. She’s totally addicted to the chemical reactions produced by the combination of organic watercolour pigments, traditional watercolour papers and water.
Amanda hails from Auckland, New Zealand. There is always a waiting list for her highly popular regular weekly watercolour classes. She also runs an annual painting residency and workshops in Italy – an ideal place for plein air painting. When in Italy, every morning she heads out into the streets of Lucca in search of new and evocative painting subjects to paint en plein air. Bicycle loaded with painting equipment pared to a minimum, an espresso and cornetto, then off to the next painting location.
Sharing her love of watercolour is Amanda’s passion. In 2019, Amanda started teaching workshops in the UK and has now extended her teaching venues to Essex and Cambridgeshire.