Amanda J. Brooks
Amanda's unique work reflects the contemporary, casual and sunshine filled lifestyle of the picturesque Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia. Living on Sunshine Coast in the Noosa hinterland she shares a home with her Husband, their young daughter Coco, and Twins Jasper and Indigo.
Amanda Brooks' work on large canvases are vibrant and textured incorporating decoupage antique music notes, stenciled damask textures, metallic leaf work, oil pastels and poetic script reflect her love of nature, music and the coast. From her whimsical hummingbirds, ocean pools to her patchworks of beautiful bowls, fruit, and kitchen finery, Amanda's work captures light and form in a breathtaking manner. Amanda also has an interest in the human form and enjoys figure drawing and painting tasteful nudes.
Her dedication to observing nature is displayed in the way she approaches her textured contemporary landscapes, whimsical figurines, floating hummingbirds. “When one is in touch with nature no season passes unnoticed”, says Amanda.
Amanda comes from a family of artists, dancers and musicians. She started as a graphic designer, moving on to teach painting. This brings to her work a discipline and lifelikeness that is often hard to find in the work of contemporary painters. Attention to detail, composition, interesting layers of paint washes and textures and an eye for color have made her work highly prized, being represented in private collections throughout South-east Asia, Europe, the United States and Australia.
Amanda considers her work contemporary, unique and affordable and happily personalizes and customizes all paintings according to her clients’ personal taste.