Amanda Horvath

Welcome to my gallery! I studied fine art at Sheffield Hallam University where I achieved a B A Hons (1st class). Subsequently I  lectured in colleges. Now I concentrate on the discipline of painting from my studio in the hills of Derbyshire,  which fills me with endless inspiration. Painting is a response to the beautiful landscape around me, the experience of being in the place is as much an important part of the process as drawing. I attempt to capture the spirit of the land and that quiet sense of tranquillity that coexists with a closeness to the natural world.  I am moved by dramatic light sweeping over the rugged elements chased by clouds and the timeless changing sea when visiting the coast. I have a passion for expressing nature in bright vivid colours and nothing gives me more pleasure than when people say they love their painting. Working from keen observation of nature I gather visual information with a sketchbook or camera and often begin a canvas en plein air, finishing these preliminary pieces in my studio. Working expressively in acrylics or oils, often with a palette knife or other mark making techniques, I apply layer upon layer until the painting reaches a natural conclusion forming paintings that lie somewhere between abstraction and realism. My paintings sell all over the world including the UK, Ireland, America, Asia and Europe.

Welcome to my gallery! I studied fine art at Sheffield Hallam University where I achieved a B A Hons (1st class). Subsequently I  lectured in colleges. Now I concentrate on the discipline of painting from my studio in the hills of Derbyshire,  which fills me with endless inspiration. Painting is a response to the beautiful landscape around me, the experience of being in the place is as much an important part of the process as drawing. I attempt to capture the spirit of the land and that quiet sense of tranquillity that coexists with a closeness to the natural world.  I am moved by dramatic light sweeping over the rugged elements chased by clouds and the timeless changing sea when visiting the coast. I have a passion for expressing nature in bright vivid colours and nothing gives me more pleasure than when people say they love their painting. Working from keen observation of nature I gather visual information with a sketchbook or camera and often begin a canvas en plein air, finishing these preliminary pieces in my studio. Working expressively in acrylics or oils, often with a palette knife or other mark making techniques, I apply layer upon layer until the painting reaches a natural conclusion forming paintings that lie somewhere between abstraction and realism. My paintings sell all over the world including the UK, Ireland, America, Asia and Europe.

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