Photograph © Sam Travers

My paintings are visual poems about the English landscape, in particular the fields around my studio. I am interested in the ever changing colour, light, texture and atmosphere and try and evoke these in my paintings. They veer between figuration and abstraction, but are always firmly rooted in the landscape they depict.

I have exhibited in many leading London and regional galleries and also exhibitions including the Royal West of England Academy and the Bath Society of Artists. I studied History of Art at UCL and Paper Conservation at Camberwell and went on to become a Specialist in 19th Century Paintings for Bonhams Auctioneers before turning to painting full time.

I work in a studio I built outside Holt near Bath. I construct my own canvases, boards and frames and see this as an intrinsic part of the creative process. There are figurative and abstract elements at play in my work, the tension between the two is at the heart of what I do. I have a huge respect for the traditional skills of draughtsmanship and use of colour and I am trying to marry these with a very personal approach to what and how I paint. There is also a tension between my drawing, painting and collage. The different disciplines influence and inform each other.

My ambition is to continue depicting and reimagining the landscape around me and to develop my visual language to better convey the feeling of living within it.

Exhibition History

2022 Moorwood Art, Amanda Aldous, Fosse Gallery, Georgia Stoneman
2021 Moorwood Art, Amanda Aldous, Fosse Gallery
2020 Glebe Gallery, Amanda Aldous, Twenty Twenty Gallery, Fosse Gallery
2019 RWA Open Exhibition, Glebe Gallery solo exhibition, Fosse Gallery
2018 RWA Open Exhibition, Fosse Gallery,
2017 RWA Open Exhibition, BSA Open Exhibition, Piers Feetham, Fosse Gallery

Employment

2007-2016 Bonhams Auctioneers, Specialist, 19th Century Paintings

Education

2015-2016 Prince's Drawing School Life Drawing Course
2014-2015 Royal Academy Life Drawing Course
2006-2007 Camberwell College of Arts, Paper Conversation PgD
2003-2006 University College London, History of Art BA