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I am a Mixed Media Artist, and love mixing and combining mediums such as textiles, natural materials and fibers, sculpture and embellishments

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ABOUT ME

As a 6 times Award Winning Artist, Amanda has been painting for over 20 years, and collaborating with a variety of artists and a number of projects around the world in group as well as solo exhibitions in the UK as well as in Barbados and Montserrat. She received Awards for her sculptures in the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) 2018 & 2017, and more recently in the 2018 Central Bank Crop Over Visual Arts Festival she won an Incentive and Best In Show Awards for her sculptural art and textile wall hangings, both festivals were held in Barbados.  She has also had her work published in 3 books - Zen Doodles – Tons of Tangles, Zen Doodles – Oodles of Doodles and 1000 Dog Portraits, and also The Nation’s Better Health Magazine on the effects of Arts and Health.

 

Her interests lay in using a variety of materials such as clay, fabric, recycled materials and collage to create the art and tell a story that impacts the viewer through the use of colour and texture.  She is also passionate how the art can tell stories juxtapose with the viewers own stories and experiences.

 

She is also keen to explore how art and creativity can impact on health and well-being and how we use creative expression as a means of communication. She curates an Arts in Health Network alongside writing for her website and blogs.  She has been called upon to speaks at a variety of conferences and seminars and small workshops on the impact of dementia on a carer, the use of art and creativity resources in a care setting and creative dementia strategies for those working in healthcare and wider.  She also spoke at the Alliouagana Festival of the Word 2016 in Montserrat about the use of social media and ways in which personal stories can be told.

 

As an online teacher she collaborates with others artists worldwide teaching on courses such as – Mixed Media Play Date 2019, Hacking the Color Wheel – 2017, Embrace your Art 2016, One BadAss Art Journal - 2016, 2017, 2018 and The Journey Within Art Journal Year Long Course 2016. 

 

Amanda lives and works in London and Barbados.

 

Social Media Links

 

Website – http://www.realityarts.co.uk

Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/amandatrought

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/realityartss/

Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com

Podcast - https://anchor.fm/realityarts

Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/realityarts

 

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/realityarts/

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/realityarts

Twitter - https://twitter.com/Realityarts

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BIOGRAPHY

As a 6 times Award Winning Artist, Amanda has been painting for over 20 years, and collaborating with a variety of artists and a number of projects around the world in group as well as solo exhibitions in the UK as well as in Barbados and Montserrat. She received Awards for her sculptures in the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) 2018 & 2017, and more recently in the 2018 Central Bank Crop Over Visual Arts Festival she won an Incentive and Best In Show Awards for her sculptural art and textile wall hangings, both festivals were held in Barbados.  She has also had her work published in 3 books - Zen Doodles – Tons of Tangles, Zen Doodles – Oodles of Doodles and 1000 Dog Portraits, and also The Nation’s Better Health Magazine on the effects of Arts and Health.

As an online teacher she collaborates with others artists worldwide teaching on courses such as – Mixed Media Play Date 2019, Hacking the Color Wheel – 2017, Embrace your Art 2016, One BadAss Art Journal - 2016, 2017, 2018 and The Journey Within Art Journal Year Long Course 2016. 

Amanda lives and works in London and Barbados

TECHNIQUE
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AWARDS

Amanda has received Awards for her sculptures in the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) 2018 - (1 Award) & 2017 - (3 Awards), and more recently in the 2018 Central Bank Crop Over Visual Arts Festival she won 2 Awards, an Incentive and Best In Show Awards for her sculptural art and textile wall hangings, both festivals were held in Barbados.

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PAST EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions

 

2019 -  Caribbean Fine Art Fair CaFA – Group Show, Courtney Blackman Grand Salle, Barbados

2019 - Resolutions, Group Show – Artist Alliance, Argentina Embassy, Barbados

2018 – 2019 Permanent Impermanence, Group Show – Artist Alliance, Argentina Embassy, Barbados

2018 -  NIFCA 45 Anniversary Exhibition – Group Show, Queens Park Gallery, Barbados

2018 -  NIFCA Visual Arts and Photography Exhibition – Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Barbados – (Bronze Award Winner)

2018 -  Central Bank Crop Over Visual Arts Festival Courtney Blackman Grand Salle, Barbados – (Best In Show Award Winner)

2018 – Central Bank Crop Over Visual Arts Festival – Queens Park Gallery, Barbados – (Incentive Award Winner)

2018 – Beyond Words – The Healing Power of Art -  The Darnley Gallery, London

2018 -  Retentions - Artist Alliance Group Show, Norman Centre, Barbados

2018 – The Gallery at the Crane Group Show, St Philip, Barbados

2017 – Survival and Triumph Online Group Show, Stephanie Gagos Auction

2017 -  The Journey, Carifesta X111 - 2017 Group Show, The Norman Centre, Barbados

2017 -  Home – Pop Up Gallery Group Show, Artists Alliance Barbados, Norman Centre, Barbados

2017 – Artisanal Rhythms, Art Splash – Group Show, Barbados

2017 – NCF Crop Over Visual Arts Festival – Group Show,

2017 – The Gallery at the Crane – Group Show, The Crane Barbados

2017 – Caribbean Fine Art Fair – Group show –  Courtney Blackman Grand Salle, Barbados

2016 – NIFCA Shades of Light Visual Arts show, Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Barbados (Silver and 2 Bronze Award Winner)

2016 – The Anonymous Art Show – Group Show, The Frame & Art Company, Barbados

2016 – The Sir Trevor Carmichael Exhibition, The Crane, Barbados

2016 -  Alliouagana Festival of the Word, Monserrat, West Indies

2016 –The Crane Gallery, St Philip, Barbados

2016 – Caribbean Fine Art Fair – Group Show – Divi South Winds

2015 – The Anonymous Art Show – Group Show -  The Frame & Art Company, Barbados

2015 – The Sir Trevor Carmichael Exhibition, The Crane, St Philip, Barbados

2015 – Barbados Alzheimer’s Association - Barbados

2013 – Art and Healing Exhibition – University College Hospital, UK

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