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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 incorporate some symbolism. While other pieces are more straightforwardly representational. 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.

My influences are many and 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. 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.