My name is Amanda Curbishley and I have always loved creativity in all forms. At school I expressed myself through singing and dance and took ‘O’ level Art. However, I followed a different career path attending the University of Kent, going on to work in the computer industry, and then raised a family. During this time my creative pursuits included embroidery, needle lace and cake decoration.
I revisited my love of art once my family had grown and through attending an art class, numerous workshops and a willingness to experiment I am able to continue to develop as an artist.
I feel a connection to light, shape and colour in nature which is reflected in my work. Using acrylic and mixed media I try to incorporate bright colours and textures into my paintings, which lean toward the semi abstract.
I was born in Plymouth, Devon and although we moved away when I was a child I retain a love of the West Country and the sea. Perhaps this is why both boats and the sea feature heavily amongst my subjects.
I started exhibiting in 2007 through local schools and have gone on to exhibit at the Bucks Open Studios, Bucks Art Society Exhibitions, Mentmore Arts Festival, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Chiltern MS centre, Obsidian Gallery, Upstairs Gallery and other local exhibitions.
This autumn (2016) I will be exhibiting with the Royal Society of Marine Artists at the Mall Galleries in London. Please see my exhibition page for more details.
I am secretary of the Bucks Art Society and member of the Visual Images Group . I teach a drawing and painting class at the Queens Park Arts Centre. I also guest tutor at other local art groups.
I have sold to private collections both home and abroad. Nearly all the work is for sale and prices given do not include shipping. If you are interested in purchasing a painting please contact me via email.
I appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit and I hope you enjoy browsing through my work.
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