My name is Amanda Curbishley and I am a contemporary artist who works in acrylics and mixed media.
I am fascinated by the effects of light, by texture and natural forms, by shape and colour in nature. I like the effects of weather and age on natural or manmade surfaces. I try to reflect these in my work.
I love the versatility of acrylic and by using acrylic and mixed media I try to incorporate bright colours and textures into my paintings, which lean toward the semi abstract.
I am a regular exhibitor throughout Buckinghamshire including at the Bucks Art Society Exhibitions, Mentmore Arts Festival, Bucks Open Studios, Obsidian Gallery, Bucks County Museum and various art festivals.
I have exhibited at the Royal Society of Marine Artists exhibition and the ING Discerning Eye exhibition, both at the Mall Galleries in central London, at ‘Not the Royal Academy’ at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London and at The Crypt Gallery, St. Ives with members of the National Acrylic Painters Association. I held a solo art exhibition at Claydon Estate Courtyard, 2018. I have also exhibited with the Oxford Art Society and in ‘The People’s Landscape exhibition’ at Claydon House.
I have sold to private collections both home and abroad.
I am a member of the Buckinghamshire Art Society, the Oxford Art Society, the National Acrylic Painters Association and the Visual Images Group. I teach a drawing and painting class at the Queens Park Arts Centre and guest tutor at other local groups.
2015 Creative Connections, Bucks County Museum
2015 Obsidian Art Poetry Exhibition “Art of Poetry”
2015 Obsidian Art, “Coast and Meadow”, Stoke Mandeville
2016 Obsidian Summer Exhibition, “Coast and Meadow”
2016 Autumn Collection, Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville
2016 Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London
2016 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2017 Obsidian Art Spring Exhibition, Stoke Mandeville
2017 “A Painter, A Printer and A Potter”, Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamstead
2017 National Acrylic Painters Association Summer Exhibition, St Ives, Cornwall
2017 Not the Royal academy, Llewelyn Alexander Gallery, Waterloo
2017 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2018 ‘From Sea to Shore’ my first solo show, Claydon Estate, Bucks
2018 Autumn Collection, Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville
2019 Obsidian Art Spring Exhibition, Stoke Mandeville
2019 National Acrylic Painters Association Summer Exhibition, St Ives, Cornwall
2019 Obsidian Art Summer Collection Exhibition, Stoke Mandeville
2019 Claydon House Art Exhibition: The People’s Landscape
2019 Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition
2019 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2020 Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition, online
2020 elected member of Oxford Art Society
2020 Bucks Art Society Centenary Exhibition, Buckinghamshire County Museum
Regular exhibitor at:
Chiltern MS Centre Art Festival, Wendover, Bucks
Mentmore Arts Festival
Bucks Open Studios/ Art Weeks
Bucks Art Society Exhibitions
Tutorial for SAA ‘Paint’ Magazine published in January 2021