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Walking to the lido
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Amanda Blunden

Walking to the lido

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Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

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30 x 40 x 1 in

762.0 x 1016.0 x 25.4 mm

76.2 x 101.6 x 2.5 cm

0.762 x 1.016 x 0.0254 meter

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Artwork Description
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This 30” x 40” painting on canvas ( approx 77 x 100cm) was inspired by a trip to the lido oin Penzance in the summer.




Its such an iconic lido and surrounded by the dark rocks and sea - one of my favourite parts of the world!




Acrylic and pastel on canvas, framed ( white limed tray frame)
Artist Information
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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.
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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