Amanda Newman

MediaCeramics / Pottery, Painting

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Artist's StatementAfter raising my children and taking early retirement from a demanding job in the charity sector, I can now spend time doing creative things that I love. My husband built my studio in the back garden where I spend the majority of my time...In my happy place.
I am self-taught and have developed my own style.
Inspiration for my work comes from many different sources. It may come from the environment, a film I have seen, a book that I have read or from something that someone has said that resonates.

Paintings - I am influenced by nature, by the beautiful countryside where I live, and from holidays, the coastline in this country is stunning. I love the big skies, changing cloud formations but equally enjoy the intricacy studying flowers and hedgerows.
From an idea or observation, i make a sketch or take a photograph as a reference that I will translate onto canvas. I mainly use acrylic paints but happily mix media, using the process of layering with brushes or palette knife work, whatever feels good to obtain the right tone.

Ceramics - I held my first piece of clay in Autumn 2022 and I have spent considerable time thinking, reading and planning what I can do with it ever since. Hand building is my preference but I have also turned my hand to using the wheel. Each piece has its own feel, and no two items can be exactly the same. It is a time-consuming process; from wedging the clay to making, bisque and glaze firings, can take weeks. For me, I love that the possibilities of what I can make are endless, and so rewarding.

If you choose to buy, you will be purchasing a one off, unique piece, which I hope you will enjoy for many years to come.

Art StyleImpressionistic, Contemporary

Art SubjectsLandscape, Seascape, Coastal, Floral, Nature, Fens, Imaginary, Fantasy

Art Materialsacrylic, watercolour, pastels, pen, coloured pencil, ink, pencil, stoneware, paper, canvas, earthenware

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