Amanda Wheatley Art Work.

Welcome to my web-site, which shows some of my drawings and paintings. Most of the work here is quite recent, however there are also some oil paintings from a few years ago. My work may involve some symbolism; while other pieces are more straightforward images.

Depending on the subject I work from sketches and imagination or directly from the subject. I foster my own experiences, as I believe honest art is about trying to communicate one's own idiosyncratic perceptions. Perhaps because of this I do not enjoy working from photos, although rarely I may refer to my photos for information,

I find subject matter in ideas and the colours and shapes of the environment, such as flowers and trees. I particularly like the subtlety or depth of colour to be found in nature. My influences are varied, but both visual art and literature are important to me. I see affinities between visual art and the devices of novels, plays and poetry; while some of my favourite visual artists are Cezanne, Monet, Joan Eardley and Kathe Kollwitz.