BRONTE ART GALLERY

Abstract Art by Amanda Hollingworth

Made in England  |  Grown in Canada
Bronte, Ontario

Bio


b. Manchester, England. 1980
Lives and works in Bronte, Ontario.

Amanda designs commercial art by day as a graphic designer. By night she can be found in her studio painting. A formal education and foundation in art and design allow her to apply these fundamentals in her work.

Amanda’s initial love of art growing up, be it painting, illustration or photography, lead her to a career in graphic design, primarily designing consumer packaging. After designing for marketing purposes for many years she found her passion again, coming full circle to what made her chose a creative path in the first place.

Putting brush to canvas is Amanda's true artistic passion and outlet - forever a lover of the creative process. Her motivation in making art is completely self-indulgent.



Statement


My current abstract series focuses on colour and texture, through the use of acrylics, gesso and gel medium. I have an intuitive process with many layers, built over multiple painting sessions. Each piece starts with a colour palette, and the emotion it evokes. Using either soft brush blending techniques or bold mixes with a palette knife, or a combination of both.

I do not write about my specific inspiration or what I see in a painting. As the viewer the art becomes yours. It is your interpretation and connection to the piece that matters.

I am a mother, dreamer, dancer, traveller, explorer, humanitarian, environmentalist, workaholic, animal lover, concert junkie, introvert by day, extrovert by night.



Connect


LET'S MAKE SOME ART!!
I would love to hear from you!

In my almost 20 year graphic design career, I've had the pleasure to work with brands such as, The House of Marley, Molson, Strongbow, Stila, Oxy, Nissan, Homedics, Obus Forme, Softlips, Castrol, Nuun Hydration, and musicians such as Brendan Benson (of the Raconteurs).

Have an upcoming project (art or design)? I would love to collaborate with you!

Art: I can create a piece tailored to you, taking inspiration from your existing space and colour palette.

Design: I will keep you on brand and on point! Specialized in consumer packaged goods.

design@amandahollingworth.com

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EXHIBITIONS

2022 -*Upcoming - September* Solo Exhibition, The Sovereign House, Oakville, Ontario
2022 - *Upcoming - August* Art in the Park, Bronte, Ontario
2022 - *Upcoming - April* Arts on the Credit, Mississauga, Ontario
2022 - Spring Into Art Group Show, Pazan Gallery, Port Credit, Ontario
2021 - Solo Exhibition, The Sovereign House, Oakville, Ontario
2021 - Hello Art Canada, Online Gallery
2020 - Solo Exhibition, Artway, Brampton, Ontario
2020 - Oakville Art Society Group Exhibition, QEPCC, Oakville, Ontario
2019 - Solo Exhibition, Crystal Ball Cafe, Crystal Beach, Ontario

COLLECTIONS
Private collections in the U.S. and Canada

MEMBERSHIPS
Oakville Art Society
Oakville Arts Council
Hamilton Arts Council

EDUCATION
Graphic Design
2001 - Diploma with Honours
Georgian College, Ontario

EXPERIENCE
Freelance Graphic Designer | AH Art & Design
2008 - Present
Worked with a variety of brands including; Molson, Strongbow, Nissan, The House of Marley, Obus Forme, Homedics, Oxy, Castrol, Phillips, Softlips, Belkin, Sheridan College, The City of Burlington, and musicians such as Brendan Benson (of the Raconteurs). I have worked with GTA based agencies, Shintani Giordan, Blazing the Agency and ACI Brands.

Art Director | Obus Forme
2003 - 2008
Lead designer responsible for product packaging design, from concept development to the planning, execution and art direction of photo shoots, through full production.




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