Amanda Bastin

Artist

Amanda Bastin is a British artist living in London.  Born into an artistic family of portrait painters, fashion illustrators and fine art restorers, her passion for painting has been nurtured from a young age.  It continues to shape her artistic journey and reflects her devotion to gardens and the natural world; an appreciation she learnt from her adored late father.  Her vibrant paintings, brimming with life and beauty, explore both the familiar and fantastical realms of nature’s infinite wonders.

“Watching new growth blazing through the seasons and ever-changing landscapes in all their colours, shapes and glories, I am reminded of some poignant quotes from my favourite artist, David Hockney.  He says: ‘be in the landscape – not outside of it.’  And emphasises that ‘in art, new ways of seeing mean new ways of feeling….’

While various artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Dufy and Berg have influenced my work, it is through Hockney’s insights, and spending more time outdoors, that I have begun to truly appreciate nature’s constant inspiration and delight as it heals and nourishes.”

Encouraged by her husband, a landscape gardener, this new process of ‘seeing’ has sparked a new wave of creativity.  “I have always been drawn to the interplay of colour, pattern and texture and they have become the main hallmarks in my work to evoke an innate sense of comfort, joy and positivity.”

Working with oils in fresh, energising colours along with dynamic brushstrokes, Amanda’s art reflects the enchantment of the natural environment in her unique and uplifting style.

Exhibitions:

  • 2024 – Solo Show, The Gallery at Green & Stone, London – September/October.
  • 2024 – Palais des Vaches, Exbury, Southampton. 
  • 2024 – Solo Show at Kelling Designs, London – February to May.
  • 2024 – The Gallery at Green & Stone, London – Works on Paper.
  • 2023 – Moorwood Art Autumn Show, Bruton, Somerset.
  • 2021 – Solo Show, London.

Study:

  • 2022-2023 – Martin Kinnear Studio, Yorkshire – Oil Painting Diploma.
  • 2020 – 2021 – Norfolk Painting School – Oil Painting.
  • 2017 – London School of Fine Art, London – Oil Painting.
  • 2006 – 2008 – Heatherleys School of Art, London – Oil Painting and Sculpture.