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Self taught artist Amanda Skye has had a life time of passion for art and design establishing an vast variety of techniques in her career.

A local resident to the Northern Illawarra region , her inspiration is acquired through her strong connection and passion for wildlife , nature and the forever evolving beauty of the sky and it's relationship with the land and ocean . The emotions , dramatic contrasts and atmosphere that evoke a feeling or memory in time inspire her landscapes while her love for botanicals and wildlife are reflected in vibrant tones .Having a background working closely with animals for many years ,Amanda believes this has helped her wildlife portraits knowing the personal qualities of each species from her experience in the zoological and conservation industry. Amanda does not see herself fixed to a particular genre nor style as she paints intuitively offering an eclectic mix . This allows her to explore and challenge herself with each piece capturing the very of essence of her personality and her love for all things nature related . Amanda prodimantly paints using quality acrylics however is known to use spray paints ,charcoal ,ink and graphite .

Amanda has exhibited as a nominated finalist in St George Art Prize 2016, International Polo Championships Art Prize 2017 and Arts In The Valley Art Prize 2018 and is had been invited to exhibit at Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley 2018 alongside internationally acclaimed artist Charles Billech while being represented by Bluethumb Art Gallery .

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Exhibitions

2016 Project Contemporary Art Gallery
2016 Court House Wollongong
2016 St George Art Prize - finalist
2016 Sculptures at Killalea Art Alley
2016 Clifton Art School Exhibition
2016 Scarborough Art Show
2017 International Polo Championships Art Exhibition
Finalist
2017 Scarborough Art Show Exhibition
2018 Darcy Doyle Art Prize
2018 Arts In The Valley Prize, Kangeroo Valley Art Prize - Finalist
2018 Scarborough Art Exhibition
2018 Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley - Invitation only
2018 - The Art Passage Solo Exhibition

Press

International Polo Championships 2017 finalist
PDC Foundation with Kevin Richardson
St George River Art Prize
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Influences

Textures , animals , landscape, colour , fabric , feathers , environments , Oceans , clouds , spiritualist.

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