Amanda May

About

“I have worked in the Arts for 30 years, both as a practicing Artist and an Arts facilitator, running Arts events and venues.

 

Historically I concentrated on wildlife and landscape art, using Acrylic Ink wash and detailed fine line drawing techniques.

 

But I became increasingly frustrated with the limitations this was imposing on my practice and found myself suffering the artistic equivalent of writer’s block for a while.

 

After a complete break from Art of any kind, I began experimenting with soft pastels and am currently exploring new subjects and processes.

 

This new approach is both exciting and a bit daunting, but so much more satisfying than the rut I had made for myself.

 

Both of these pictures were inspired by my daughters and were created specifically for this exhibition.

 

The poignancy of these pieces for me, is that for a long time even simple adventures like the ones represented, were denied us all.

 

How exciting to be able to pack a bag and leave the house or go digging on the beach again!”

 

Sun, Sea and Sandcastles
Soft pastel
25x30cm
£250

 

Almost Ready
Soft pastel
38×45.6cm
£300

Artist

Amanda May

Category
Arts Open