Amanda Slade 29 MAY - 22 JUNE
Exhibition: 29 May- 22 June
12:00-18:00 Wednesday - Saturday
Amanda began my artistic life at art school in the 1980’s studying painting and printed textiles. It was there she began exploring the power of colour and the process of making marks and surface patterns on cloth and discovered the joy that comes from the art of slowly making something beautiful. The act of mark-making remains at the very core of her painting process today.
Amanda moved to Cornwall in the far southwest of England in 1997 seeking a place of inspiration to bring up my growing family and has worked on community art projects alongside making her paintings. Her work reflects her love of the wild outdoors and the details she finds within the landscape. She always has a little sketchbook and cameraphone with her when out and about to jot down ideas and capture the moment. And when the weather is very bad, she retreats into her studio. Using layers of pencil, chalk, found paints, and papers her intimate paintings and collages are infused with texture, light, and colour, capturing the essence of a place, a fleeting moment, and an emotional connection to the often stark beauty and changing seasons of the Atlantic coast.