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Amanda Attfield

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Artwork for Amanda Attfield

Shoreline, Pembrokeshire. Oil on board, image 60cmx42cm. framed.

The Long Field, Pencombe. Oil on board. Image 60cmx42cm. Framed.

Winter on Colva Hill. Acrylic on canvas. Image 50cmx40cm. Framed.

Railway Hut, Hergest Ridge. Image 60cmx42cm. Framed.

What Lies Beneath. Acrylic on board. 60cmx42cm. Framed.

Summer Field. Acrylic on board. 60cm x 42 cm. Framed.

Sunset from Hegdon Hill. Oil on canvas. 100cmx80cm. Unframed.

The Cat's Back, Herefordshire. Small oil on wooden board. 33cmx19cm.Framed.


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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I hope my work intrigues, connects with and maybe moves people on an emotional level, that they will look at the work (whatever the work is) and wonder what is going on, or discover things in it for themselves each time they look at it. My most successful pieces have this quality I think, as I look at a piece I see new things each time even though I made it! I like to reflect the things I see and feel about world I live in. Much of my work reflects the beauty and fragility of the landscape, particularly the Herefordshire landscape which I have loved since I was a child. I am interested in landscape history, the passing of time that has shaped it ( and continues to shape it) over thousands and millions of years, the laying down of layers caused by natural and man-made events. Hence my work is often layered vertically and has under-layers revealed by layering over. I am interested in the concept that nothing lasts, nothing is finished, nothing is perfect. I sometimes produce work in response to issues or themes, for example "Industrial Pastorale" exhibition in 2022; a collaborative short film for Borderlines 2021 about the impact of the pandemic on female creatives during lockdown; two tall ADC & textile figures "Bastet" and "Hyena in Petticoats" representing issues regarding women's equality for International Women's Day.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

To make visual what lies within, to be able to show what I see, my vision of the landscape and world around me.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I work in a range of media. For 2D work it's mainly oils and acrylics. I have explored using bioresin and ADC to create 3D works. I sometimes produce textile pieces. The medium I use depends on my response to a particular subject or theme.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I work in a variety of media in both 2D and 3D. I use acrylics, oils, bioresin, fabrics, yarn, weaving, and clay (mostly air dry clay as I don't have a kiln). Sometimes I combine these and other materials (e.g. metal/wood) to make a piece. My "happy place" is painting with oils. I have created work (from concept through execution) in collaboration with other artists, which I really enjoyed - a short film called Turn Up the Volume, and a large textile hanging with other makers which is now held in the Council's Art Depository in Friar Street, Hereford.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Diploma in Art and Design (Distinction) Hereford College of Arts 2019. HCA Art and Design Progress Award 2019. Participating artist and poet for the “Wildflower Meadows” collaborative project, exhibition & book (Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and Apple Store Gallery) 2019-21. Created "Turn Up the Volume", a short film in collaboration with Helen Loy involving 14 other artists, for "In the Frame" - an International Women's Day 2021 on-line exhibition; also shown at the Borderlines Film Festival. Member of Framework Herefordshire. "The Unity of Small Things", a collaborative textile piece in the Grayson Perry Tapestry Exhibition at the Hereford Art Gallery & Museum Oct-Dec 2021. Participating artist annually in the Hereford Open & Framework Exhibition (Courtyard, Hereford), and “Postcards from Life”, in aid of St Michael's Hospice. Took part in Herefordshire Wildlife Trust exhibitions at the Made in the Marches Gallery, Kington and the Apple Store Gallery, Hereford in 2021, and the 2022 Industrial Pastorale exhibition at the Made in the Marches Gallery . Work occasionally available for sale via Tobias James Art and Framing, Hereford. Secured funding for and led on the publication of "Into the Meadows" for the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust Birches Farm Meadows project 2020-21. Poetry published in various small presses and anthologies including Scintilla, Navis, The Rialto. Long listed for the National Poetry Competition 2017.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Coming soon..... What Lies Beneath, guest artist at The Apple Store Gallery, Hereford, May/June 2024.
Industrial Pastorale, Made in the Marches Gallery, Kington 2022.
Christmas Delights, Apple Store Gallery, Hereford 2022.
Herefordshire Open and Framework Exhibition, The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford 2021.
"Into the Summer Meadows", HWT Visitors Centre, Birches Farm 2021, and the Apple Store Gallery, Hereford.
"Into the Midsummer Meadows", Made in the Marches Gallery, 2021.
"In the Frame", on-line exhibition in aid of Refuge, for International Women's Day. 2021.
Grayson Perry Tapestries exhibition, Community Art section, Art Gallery & Museum, Hereford 2021.
"Ice Age", Hereford Art Galley & Museum. 2020
h-Art 2020 -2023 on line
"Into the Meadows", Apple Store Gallery, Hereford 2020.
"Spice", Made in the Marches Gallery, Kington. 2020.
"Framework Herefordshire", Apple Store Gallery, Hereford. 2020

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

The Apple Store Gallery, Hereford
Tobias James, Art & Framing, Hereford

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