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.
A texture drawing of an old field maple hedge in spring, surrounded by an assortment of herbs, including chervil, cleavers, cow parsley and ivy.
Drawn in pen and undiluted black (Indian) ink on a kaolin-coated board, varnished and presented in a black, wooden tray frame.