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Amanda Houchen

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Amanda Houchen is a self-taught artist, specialising in contemporary oil painting and based at V22 studios Bermondsey. Her work aims to evoke emotion through a heightened sense of colour and shape. The portraits are done in a slightly childlike style, conveying an exaggerated state of awareness and the sensory experience of just looking. 

The work includes text, as a child would label their pictures, deliberately drawing the viewer's attention towards certain details. These pieces are designed above all to be fun and fulfilling; creating positive feelings through bright colours and patterns, so appealing to people on an instinctive level. She is drawn to capture the particular mood of a moment and there is often an undercurrent of suspense and mystery to each piece.

They have a stylised and tactile quality to them that is inspired largely by graphic design. Working mainly from her own photographs; she is influenced by the glamour and contrived composition of fashion photography. Her focus is to create original paintings; fusing figurative and abstract elements to form a contemporary style. 

Recent Exhibits

Amanda Houchen participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2016 Pandora's Box
Bootstrap Company
Feb, 2016 Make Me Believe
Serena Morton
Feb, 2016 Make Me Believe
Serena Morton
Aug, 2015 The expressive Collective Juxtapose Exhibition 2015
The Camden Image Gallery
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Bootstrap Company Serena Morton
The Camden Image Gallery
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