Amanda Hollingworth

b. Manchester, England. 1980
Lives and works in Bronte, Ontario.
Made in England. Grown in Canada.

Amanda designs commercial art by day as a graphic designer. By night she can be found in her studio painting. A formal education
and foundation in art and design, allow her to apply these fundamentals in her work. Amanda’s initial love of art growing up, be it painting, illustration or photography, led her to a career in graphic design, primarily designing consumer packaging. After designing for marketing purposes for many years she found her passion again, coming full circle to what made her choose a creative path in the first place.
Putting brush to canvas is Amanda’s true artistic passion and outlet – forever a lover of the creative process. Her motivation in making art
is completely self-indulgent.

Her current abstract series focuses on colour and texture, through the use of acrylics, gesso and modelling paste. Amanda uses an intuitive process with many layers, built over multiple painting sessions. Each piece starts with a colour palette and the emotion it evokes. She uses either soft brush blending techniques or bold mixes with a palette knife, or a combination of both. Amanda does not write about her specific inspiration or what she sees in a painting. Amanda believes that as the viewer the art becomes yours. It is your interpretation and connection to the piece that matters.

Amanda is a mother, dreamer, dancer, traveller, explorer, humanitarian, environmentalist, workaholic, animal lover, concert junkie, introvert by day, extrovert by night.