Amanda created a work perfectly adaptable to “DRESS ME”; with it she wanted to pay homage to the beauty and high aesthetic
value of fashion. A female icon of class and elegance such as Sophia Loren, represented here by Amanda takes on an important
meaning. In fact, she wears a fur coat, but with a tender and loving look she turns to a mink and a rabbit. She becomes a symbol
of changing times, of an important path also made in the world of fashion. The flowers on the head are a clear reference to a great
woman and artist: Frida Kahlo, the one who more than any other is a symbol of courage and desire for change. Amanda’s work
brings to mind the prints of Vladimir Tretchikoff, a figurative art with particular attention to the portrait. The work “Sophia” is
figurative, a portrait with pop echoes, bright colors and a great brightness pervade the picture that does not correspond to reality
but that makes the work alive and eternal. Definitely, Amanda’s work is a breath of hope and optimism, a positive look towards
the future, an invitation to courage and change. As always she is able to give voice to her thoughts and to launch a message,
Amanda’s great sensitivity with her artistic skills give the viewer a new point of view on the world.

Art Curator – Vanessa Viti (MADS Gallery Milan)

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” (Malcolm X)


This stunning and thought provoking piece titled ‘Sophia’  (Oil paint on Canvas) is currently showing at MADS Gallery Milan in Dressme Exhibition

910mm x 1210mm –  $950


Below is a review written by Vanessa Viti, Art Curator – M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milan

on Amanda’s  artwork ‘Burning Up’ and ‘Don’t feed the birds #1’ for which she won the SHINE Landscape Award 2020

“You are totally at the mercy of nature in this country, it is a fact”
(Bill Bryson)

The Australian artist, with her work, tells a page of history too hard to accept. Amanda is able to carry the fury of fire on canvas, the dismay and fear are there ready to overwhelm us. The coloured backgrounds make the flames flare up perfectly and the viewer becomes the protagonist of the work  itself, it is in the same position as the woman portrayed from behind. Birds, recurring elements in Amanda’s paintings, with spread wings, seek salvation, their black colour takes on the characteristics of drama, in the same way the lines that give life to trees. The thin brush strokes that draw the branches are full of tragedy, it seems that they are trembling, aware of what is happening.

If on one hand the work ‘Burning Up’ is highly realistic since it tells an episode that really happened, it is certainly a work of great romantic intensity. The strong emotions that the work is capable of amusing the colours and brushstrokes have a ‘Turnerian” component, a similarity is easily shown with the work ‘Fire of the House of Lords and Municipalities” by the great master Turner.

Amanda is a contempory romantic. She shakes the mind of the viewer in front of her work one cannot remain helpless. The artist knocking on the door of the sensitivity of those who meet her artistic work, awaken consciences and send a message: the environmental catastrophe is underway and we must do something.

“The fire has always been and, reasonably, will always remain, the most terrible of the elements”
(Harry Houdini)

Written by Vanessa Viti, Art Curator – M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milan

'Burning Up'

'Don't Feed the Birds' #1