Fortitude Valley’s Mitchell Fine Art has announced its representation of painter Amanda Penrose Hart.

Born in Brisbane, Amanda is a Sydney-based artist who debuted with Mitchell Fine Art in December 2017 with the group exhibition Petite.

Travelling informs much of Amanda’s paintings, whether en plein air or recalling the memory of a certain place, Amanda captures these experiences through her art.

She informs the viewer through her technique as she responds to a landscape with spontaneity that conveys an energy and vibrancy in her work.

The application of paint is thick and textured, laid down with an assured confidence that is translated through the imagery.

Amanda is a painter that is prepared to travel the world for her art, having been involved in projects that have taken her to destinations such as Gallipoli, the Western Front, New Zealand, France and the four corners of Australia’s outback.

Amanda has held 23 solo exhibitions and has shown in numerous group exhibitions. Her work is regularly selected in prizes such as the Portia Geach Memorial Award (2011, 2008, 2007, 2006), the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, and the Mosman Art Prize.

In 2017, Amanda also won the prestigious Gallipoli Art Prize in Sydney.

Her work is represented in public and private collections including the Australian National Maritime Museum, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Brisbane Polo Club, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Hawkesbury Regional Art Gallery, Redcliff Regional Gallery, Taronga Park Zoo, and The University of Sydney Art Collection.

Selected works will be on display at the Mitchell Fine Art as part of the first exhibition for 2018, Director’s Choice.

Mitchell Fine Art will present a solo exhibition of new works in August 2018.

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