Amanda Challoner

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Four Driving for Victory

Starting Adrenaline

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email:   www.a-challoner-artist.co.uk

From the age of fifteen Amanda has been selling commissioned paintings and illustrations, the subject matter mainly being rural, horse and animal related scenes. This early step inspired her enough to want to make painting a full-time career. Amanda was also selected in 1998, to paint in Tuscany, Italy with other chosen six-formers on a Cheshire County Council organised art trip. Amanda studied at Edinburgh College of Art where she completed a BA Hons. in Illustration

Amanda says:

“My work is focused on two areas of great personal interest; horses and farm animals. The two go hand in hand as I grew up on a dairy farm in Cheshire. Horses and ponies have played a huge and fun role in my life, from competing locally, being in the Cheshire Hunt South Pony Club, watching family friends compete in point-to-points, to more recently helping exercise friend’s race horses. I have always loved the speed and power horses posses plus their physical beauty and uniquely individual personalities. I have been naturally attracted to portraying scenes relating to my love of animals. Horse racing interests me particularly, as does portraying the groups of people involved with horse racing”

“Painting for me is highly powerful and emotionally stimulating, I find great excitement in working out expressive ways to portray an image through a mixture of techniques. The challenges painting throws at me, challenges about how the image should be constructed, what colours should be used, what perspectives, how loosely depicted and so on are intriguing. To me painting is about figuring out visual and conceptual puzzles and enjoyment of the results”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting Adrenaline

Starting Adrenaline

Four Driving for Victory

Four Driving for Victory

Point to Point Victory

Point to Point Victory