Amanda's lively work reflects the characters and stories manifest in her subject. Her current focus is on trees, with an emphasis on arboreal interaction with their surroundings and with people. Her exquisitely detailed pen and ink style is reminiscent of classic fairy tale illustrations, with a counterpoint of modern realism.
The fluted stump of a dead hornbeam, smooth where the bark is missing, provides fascination. Sculpted echoes of itself, caverns and ravines, a long-nosed creature looking back at you…
Drawn in pigment based ink, with assorted fountain pens and a scraper tool, on kaolin-coated board.