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Amanda Wheatley Art Work.

Welcome to my web-site, which shows some of my drawings and paintings. Most of the work shown 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 onto the canvas/paper. I do not enjoy working from photos although rarely I may refer to a photo for information.

I find subject matter in ideas and the colours and shapes of the environment. I particularly enjoy the subtlety or depth of colour to be found in natural sources, for this reason you will find many pictures of fruit, flowers and trees amongst my output. 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.