Amanda has a passion for colour and texture. A degree in Woven Textiles developed an intuitive understanding and response to the tactile nature of textile materials. She has developed a way of working which gives freedom beyond the restraints of woven fabric, using threads to draw images and integrate texture into the surface of fabric and paper; combining drawn and painted marks with the tactile qualities of threads and fabrics. Amanda aims to capture the essence of the landscape and natural forms which influence her work. Drawing is used to record a sense of moments experienced, capturing fleeting fragments of the landscape which are observed and absorbed as she moves through it, looking at the familiar, seeing the extraordinary; responding to the subtle changes of view in the rhythmic motion of walking. Amanda explores the evocative moods of seasonal change and atmospheric qualities of light and changing weather.