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Amanda Horvath
Wild Wood Rose
Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas
Acrylics on canvas
Canvas Size: H 76cm x W 76cm x D 3.5cm
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Wild Wood Rose originates from walking in the woods near my home. At this time of year there are lilac trees, blossoms and wild roses creating the most beautiful scents of flowers on the breeze . The colours are of pink and rose celebrating the light of Spring and optimism.

One of a kind this painting has been created with high quality acrylic paints on deep edged canvas. I paint some base layers with a brush and then layers applied with a palette knife, creating a contemporary painting, which lies somewhere between abstraction and realism. The painting continues round the sides, it is signed on the front and it is ready to hang.

Amanda Horvath is a contemporary artist who is influenced by the woods and moors of her home in the Peak District. Achieving a B A Hons (first class) in fine art Amanda went on to lecture in painting and printmaking. Now working full time as an artist from her studio her paintings are informed by the wild landscapes of her home. Renowned for forest scenes Amanda’s paintings are full of colour, texture and contrast, with an emphasis on delicate light effects and dramatic shadows.

“I have a close connection to the natural world and painting is a response to the beautiful landscape, I attempt to capture the spirit of the land and the ethereal quality of light filtering through woodlands. Through my work I hope to impart the sense of peace and meditative calm I feel in these quiet places. This affinity with nature has grown from childhood and my past experiences”

An important part of the creative process is to be absorbed in nature, so it begins with walking in the landscape making preliminary notes. These form the foundations of the work translated onto canvas in the studio. Harnessing some optical mixing techniques the paintings are created with layer upon layer of highly textured paint, worked expressively using palette knives and brushes, which results in paintings that lie somewhere between abstraction and realism. Her work has found homes with private collectors worldwide.

Size: H:76 cm x W:76 cm


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