Meet the Artist

I’m Amanda…I rediscovered art about 5 years ago, a year after being diagnosed with advanced cancer. I love working with watercolour and pen, and my style is more illustrative than painterly. I draw everything and anything. Recently I have got back into digital art, using an iPad Pro. I have an Etsy Shop where I sell small pieces of original art and handmade cards. Note: it is very rare to see a photo of me!

Playing with Procreate

I treated myself to an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil for Christmas. One of the apps I was keen to use was Procreate, a digital painting app designed specifically for the iPad Pro.

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Vegetables in a Basket

This commission was done last November for a new delicatessen, Good and Proper, opening in Edinburgh this spring.

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TARDIS visits Wonky Town

This was a commission I undertook last year…the remit was a long tall canvas filled with tall wonky houses, a little TARDIS and Scrabo Tower.

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Regent’s Canal Walk, Part 2

After enjoying our first canal walk a couple of weeks ago, we embarked on a new one yesterday, starting from Camden Road station and following the towpath from Camden Lock Market. We used the Jubilee Greenway route guide from Transport for London (Section 3) as our reference, which takes you through Camden, King’s Cross, Barnsbury, Islington, Hackney and Bethnal Green.

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Regent’s Canal Walk, Part 1

Gosh, it has been absolutely ages since I have written a post on here! I have no excuses, just life! Anyhow, this post is about a trip on Saturday we did to a part of London we had never been to before. The Regent’s Canal Walk, as part of the Jubilee Greenway, takes you through Little Venice, past Regent’s Park and London Zoo, finishing at Camden Town.

Unfortunately, we didn’t quite complete this walk, because one of my sandals started to fall apart as we were going past Regent’s Park, so we did a detour that involved meandering around Primrose Hill, before getting to Chalk Farm tube station to go home.

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A Little Sketchbook of Footwear

I am trying to catch up with blog posts about my sketchbooks! This one is all about shoes, boots etc, and was done at the beginning of the year.
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