Thursday, 28 September 2017

Tree Stump



It's been a busy week decompressing after two weekends of art shows. Now I'm reorganizing my studio, and stretching up a storm. Tonight I made a quick digital painting of a scene I saw at sixteen mile creek in oakville. Hoping to get painting on canvas this weekend :)


Monday, 11 September 2017

Modern Mississauga

It's a great feeling when you are going through the news and find an article about the art show you are in plus a picture of one of your paintings! Check out the article about Arts on the Credit Tour and see a picture of my Love Swans painting!

https://www.modernmississauga.com/main/2017/9/11/the-2017-arts-on-the-credit-tour

Friday, 8 September 2017

Known for....

I was at Fan Expo last weekend and my artist friends inspired me to create something to display at my art shows. If you see an artist at a show for the first time you don't know them or their background, reputation and previous work. So why not create a board to spark conversation! You will be more likely to show interest in, support and invest in someone once you have made that connection.

As for me I have just won 3rd place at Visual Arts Mississauga's Beyond! Exhibit for my piece Sunset at Rhododendron Gardens! A piece I love and I am proud of.  I also have a great background in the animation industry working on many fantastic projects that I have just loved! I have created, modelled, surfaced, rigged.... numerous characters, props and environments on many popular shows! Animation is a challenging and fantastic industry to be a part of!

Let's get some conversation going!


Instagram amanda_shotton

Want an easy way to check out my artwork. I upload quick pics here www.instagram.com/amanda_shotton/


Enjoy!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Fall Shows

Tonight I sit here, wiring up and prepping some of my new pieces to get them ready for my upcoming shows this month. So proud of these paintings. They each challenged me in their own way, and they evoke thoughts and feelings and remind me of how beautiful life can be.

In 2012, I was in a traumatic car accident, and one thing that has helped me in my recovery was being outside with nature. Nature makes your problems and stresses seem smaller, beautiful views and peaceful moments can create a sense of calm and mindfulness.

Sept 17th 10am-4pm Art in the Park, at Riverwood

Sept 23-24 Arts on the Credit Tour