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Amanda Collis

My main shop page :
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Mossmottle

A keen painter, mainly in oils, I'm a self-representing artist living in Derbyshire, on the edge of the English Peak District. My work tends to be intuitive, improvised, often textural and tonally variegated, perhaps reflecting the wonderful limestone and woodland environment I grew up in and currently inhabit.

I paint using a variety of techniques eg knife, brush, direct hands-on, glazing, impasto or sgraffito, often in a layered process to achieve richness and depth.

I'm fascinated by the idea of borderlands between abstraction and figuration. I love exploring the ways that memories of places can gently manifest in the alchemic mess of pigment…

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  • Joined August 27, 2007

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About

Amanda Collis

My main shop page :
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Mossmottle

A keen painter, mainly in oils, I'm a self-representing artist living in Derbyshire, on the edge of the English Peak District. My work tends to be intuitive, improvised, often textural and tonally variegated, perhaps reflecting the wonderful limestone and woodland environment I grew up in and currently inhabit.

I paint using a variety of techniques eg knife, brush, direct hands-on, glazing, impasto or sgraffito, often in a layered process to achieve richness and depth.

I'm fascinated by the idea of borderlands between abstraction and figuration. I love exploring the ways that memories of places can gently manifest in the alchemic mess of pigment. Blending slightly dissolved paint, for example, and seeing the picture space open up to suggest aerial perspective. I'm similarly intrigued by spontaneous, gestural, automatist techniques and these elements have in recent years featured more prominently in my work.

Paintings are held in private collections in the United States, Canada, Australia, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

I hope you enjoy viewing my work!

http://rhubarbia.blogspot.com/

If you dig a little deeper, there are many wonderful independent fine artists on etsy. By purchasing art directly from self-representing artists, you can enjoy an original painting often at a more affordable price, while knowing that you are supporting the artist in an immediate and tangible way.

If you're just starting out collecting original art, this article by Luann Udell is highly recommended:

http://canvoo.com/blog/25785/respect-your-collectors-part-1


Calling Existing Art Patrons! :-) If you enjoy taking photos, I would be very glad to receive any photos of sold works in situ. Thanks!


I also have a few vintage listings here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MossmottleManor


Thanks for visiting!
-Amanda



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