Artworks - Amanda Ward- Thomas
Amanda was born in London. She was brought up from the age of two on a farm in Sussex. She moved to London during her early 20’s and remained there until she moved back to the country with her young family. With the current government’s romantic view a kind of “farthing wood” portrayal on what should happen in the country, Amanda began to take a political interest in her surroundings.
The recent ban on hunting has been met with much consternation from the rural community throughout the country. With hunting being a tradition of centuries. Amanda has aimed her art as a persuasive medium to conserve this tradition for generations to come.
Amanda a contemporary figurative painter with a hint of impressionism, has achieved success in bringing a subject, considered in cultural artistic circles as antediluvian and distinctly doltish, into the 21st century with her unique language of portraying the mobility of her subjects. In this current collection, Amanda’s preferred methodology of charcoal, acrylic and inks give her work a political commentary in a newspaper format; the use of black and white achieving dramatic exposure for her subjects.