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Amanda Smart

 

G R O U P s h o w s 

2006
-The Virginia Mary Rotary Art Award Show
-'Eyes Wide Open'– The Mahara Gallery, Waikanae

2007
-NZAFA Gala Exhibition
-NZAFA Autumn and Governor General Art Award Exhibition
-NZAFA Spring Exhibition
-'Summer Delights, Kapiti Art Review'– The Mahara Gallery, Waikanae

2008
-NZAFA Autumn Exhibition
-Affordable Art Show
-Kapiti Art Trail with Diane Connal and Susie Mills
-Mixt, Kapiti Art Review 2008– The Mahara Gallery 
-'The Crafting of Narnia' : layout artist, Weta Publishing.

2009
-Freelance book design LML
-NZAFA exhibition
-Kapiti Coast  Libraries membership card design & artwork commission

2010
-'Select/ed' Mahara Gallery, Annual Kapiti Arts Review Exhibition
-White Cloud Worlds book Layout for Ignite Inc. See www.whitecloudworlds.com for info on ordering and all about this AMAZING project!!
-Kapiti Arts Trail

2011
-Designer at The Print Room 
-Kapiti Arts Review MAHARA gallery
-Kapiti Arts Trail 2011 participant 
-'Small & Beautiful' at Mahara Gallery, Waikanae

2012
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Kapiti Arts Review, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae
- ArtROVE 2012 Oct16th-21st, Wellington 

S O L O  s h o w s
2008
-NEW SPACE— Un/seen, The Mahara Gallery.

A W A R D S
2006
-The Virginia Mary Rotary Art Show, 'Best in Show' and 'Merit' Awards. Judged by Philip Markham (President NZAFA).
2007
-Summer Delights, Kapiti Art Review,The Mahara Gallery, Waikanae. 'Pritchard Group Open Award'. Judged by Mark Amery, Sue Skerman & Janet Bayly.

A passion for colour, texture, line and pure white space, coupled with my pursuit of structure and clarity lends a strong design sense and balance to my work. I am fascinated by contrast and creating depth through layering -achieving graphic effect by, often painstaking, self-correcting refinement. I create intricate yet bold explorations of pattern, shape, monochrome, line weights and form. My art works tend to take on their own life once given initial direction. What begins as a pencil sketch rapidly comes to life through colour and masking - hence the work appears organic, spontaneous and dynamic.

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This website has received the 2009 Artmajeur SILVER Award

 

 



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