Amanda Wheatley Art Work.

Welcome to my website. I use most paint and drawing media. I do not have a clear category for the type of work I do, as I may paint something that is in front of me such as flowers or I may paint something to convey an idea or experience through symbols, colour, composition etc. I also try to convey the atmosphere of a given scene. I do not aim to do 'realistic' art but neither is it abstract, so inevitably my work derives from actual things I have seen.

Depending on the subject I work from sketches or directly from the subject. For me art involves trying to communicate my own concerns and ideas therefore I tend to avoid photos as I find it a bit removed from the expression, and thus reduces the satisfaction of painting and drawing , .