Forest Heaven, 2020
Acrylics on canvas
Original Painting, 90 x 90 x 3 cm
Amanda Horvath Art
About Amanda Horvath
“Painting is a response to the beautiful landscape around me, I attempt to capture the luminosity of light rays pouring through trees, the spirit of the forest and the quiet tranquillity of these peaceful places. Moved by the ethereal light filtering through leaves in woodlands and dramatic contrasting shadows. My inspiration begins with my walks through the beautiful Peak District where I live close to the natural world. I love every season each having it's own beauty. I have a passion for expressing nature in beautiful colours, whilst imparting a meditative calm. This affinity with nature has grown from early childhood and my past experiences."
Working from observation of nature Amanda gathers visual information with a sketchbook or camera and often begins a canvas en plein air, finishing these preliminary pieces in her studio. Working expressively in acrylics or oils, often with a palette knife or other mark making techniques she applies layer upon layer until the painting reaches a natural conclusion, forming contemporary paintings that lie somewhere between abstraction and realism. Her paintings have found homes with private collectors worldwide.