Amanda Horvarth studied at Sheffield Hallam University where she achieved a B A Hons (1st class). Subsequently she lectured in colleges. Now Amanda concentrates full time on the discipline of painting from her studio in the hills of Derbyshire where she is compelled to paint the natural world around her.
Her inspirations happen when she sees dramatic light moving across ...landscape and when visiting the coast, contemplating the translucent tones of aquamarine and turquoise in the sea. She gathers visual information with a sketchbook or camera and often begins a canvas en plein air, finishing these preliminary pieces in her studio. Working expressively in oils or acrylics, often with a palette knife, she applies layer on layer until the painting reaches a natural conclusion.
In 2002 she won the AHRB prize, and she exhibits widely and her paintings have found homes with private collectors in the UK, America, Asia and Europe. She is represented by several galleries in the UK.