ANSELL, Amanda Louise

1976 - ?

Amanda Ansell

Amanda Ansell was born in Sudbury, Suffolk in 1976, her mother's maiden name was Border. She studied at the Norwich School of Art and Design 1995–1998 and The Slade School of Fine Art, London 1998–2000. After studying and painting in London for seven years, Amanda returned to East Anglia in 2006 to begin an artist residency at firstsite, Colchester. The same year, a body of work was selected for exhibition at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and she was nominated for Jerwood Contemporary Painters, London. A contemporary British artist her oil paintings are about a sense of place and explore the floating subject and the relationship between painter and nature. Remoteness and early grey mornings accumulated in a body of island paintings depicting foam bubble forms. Painted in abstract seascapes and evoking the forms of icebergs at sea, these fragile forms remind the viewer of the short-lived and are stark reminders of the fragility of island life, life itself and the natural world under threat today. Ansell creates paintings in which sentiment is expressed through the depiction of simple forms and overlays of colour revealing her preoccupation with water, familiar places and landscape. Amanda Ansell currently lives and works on the Suffolk/Essex border.

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