amanda phillips - original paintings - small paintings

new paintings
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Amanda originally trained as a painter and then had a career as a chartered architect for many years. She taught at Edinburgh College of Art and Napier University on various fine art, design and architecture courses for over a decade. She recently returned to painting as a full time occupation painting buildings, landscapes and figurative works in various media. She paints mostly in acrylic but also paints in watercolour, gouache and oils. She often incorporates the use of tartan paper in her paintings, as the grid patterns often enhance the visual complexity and reflect her architectural background. She now teaches art groups and workshops at various venues throughout the Scottish Borders and runs a smallholding of rare breeds at an old mill near Lauder. She loves poetry, seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary and getting her hands dirty.