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Amanda Blunden

The Weakening Eye of Day

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40 x 40 x 1.5 in

1016.0 x 1016.0 x 38.1 mm

101.6 x 101.6 x 3.8 cm

1.016 x 1.016 x 0.0381 meter

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Artwork Description
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This was inspired by memories of mainly evening journeys over the winter. I wanted to convey the soft, moody Englishness of those memory snapshots and the quiet, soulful feeling from the comfort of my car.   I would like the viewer of these works to feel the same kind of comforting solace that I felt at the time.
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Amanda Blunden is a British artist living in South West London where she has her studio.
She has a BA Hons degree in Fine Art where she studied at Leeds Polytechnic and her artistic career has included murals; surface pattern design for companies including Manchester City Art Gallery and fashion designer, Jane Shouls Design; paper-mache furniture and grandfather clocks; and painting. Her work has been featured in leading Interior magazines, Sunday supplements and on TV.
Amanda is represented by Hicks Gallery in London, Murus Art and The Art Buyer in Surrey.
She has exhibited her paintings at the RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition at Bankside Gallery, London (2018, 2019 and 2020) where her monoprint, ‘Night Pool’ also won the Intaglio Printmaker’s Prize at the National Original Print Competition in 2017.
Two paintings were accepted by The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour for their 208th Exhibition at the Mall Galleries shown in September 2020.
Amanda has also exhibited in London, both in solo shows, including ‘Inside, Out’ for Sprout Arts.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
2022
Kingsgate Project Space, London, NW6 'Winter' - Group Show
Bankside Gallery, London, Royal Watercolour Society Open
2021
Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon, SW London - Christmas Show
Regency Townhouse, Brighton and Hove - Group Show, 'Out of the Blue'
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London With The Art Buyer
Hicks Gallery, London -June Show The Art Buyer - Spring Show ( online)
Mall Galleries, 208th RI Painters in Watercolour Exhibition
2020
Solo show, 'Inside, Out', Sprout Arts, London
RWS Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
2019
Roy's Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London
Roy's Art Fair, The Barge House, Oxo Tower, London
RWS Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
2018
RWS Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
2017
National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London






Artist Statement
My landscapes are emotional spaces, driven by my desire for open spaces and solitude to think and clear my head of ‘noise’.
I want to convey a silent drama, a powerful yet quiet punch to the gut and yet it is also important to me that there is a sense of joy and beauty in the work too. It is the tension of these elements working together that I find the most exciting. 
Seascapes are often suggested in my work; where I have been most content and which appear to me in profound dreams – dreams where I am searching for and often find, an often elusive feeling of intense well-being. 
My process is very much one of call and response: stripping away and adding; reacting to colours, forms, marks.
I often use the colour pink in my paintings – the colour of nurture, comfort and for me, optimism.
I enjoy painting in layers and creating tension between them and the mark-making. A thin thread of pastel can suggest frailty and fragility and I like to contrast these with strong, dark, opaque forms.
I will use photos, sketches and collages as my inspiration for beginning and then use a mixture of intuition and purposeful exploration – creating the mood of the painting through the push and pull of the process.
I consider my work to be semi-abstract as there are often figurative or recognizable elements that I feel the need to include – a tree, a goalpost, a bridge – and yet there are also naïvely drawn motifs. I feel this conflict adds to the tension.
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