Meadows and Hedges
Amanda has a life-long love of grasses and the fine lines of their stems have often cut across her compositions. Flowering meadows with all their rich diversity of colour and pattern are a perfect subject for the artist's textile collages and are portrayed using rich, light reflective fabrics so that the grasses within her meadows can feel as though they are blowing in the wind. Another constant presence in the artist's life is the Cornish Hedge. This is often constructed of stone surrounding a core of soil. It therefore becomes a linear garden, surrounding fields and lining roads and lanes throughout the county of Cornwall. In the far west there are also very ancient hedges built entirely of granite, which is deeply encrusted with lichens.