Amanda Phillips originally trained as a painter then pursued a career as a chartered architect, became a university tutor at Edinburgh College of Art and Napier University for over a decade teaching architecture, graphic design, product design and drawing. She have won awards in both architecture and painting. Amanda now paints full time from her studio.
Amanda works mostly in acrylic but likes to experiment to keep her work fresh, she uses different media often on the same painting. Her focus is landscape based and emphasises the extraordinary in what may look an ordinary view.
"I use space and order and the conscious decision making process mixed with the fluidity and instinctive movement which comes from using paint."