Amanda has a love and passion for creativity and the arts. She has been an artist of some kind or another her whole life. With degrees in Theology and Creative Arts, Amanda is an accomplished singer, and has won awards for her paintings including:
Wildlife Art Society of Australasia Annual Exhibit: Best Exhibit
Warrnambool Rotary Art Show: Best Mixed Medium
Stawell Rotary Art Show: Best Exhibit & People’s Choice Award
Amanda wrote and illustrated her first book in 2012 called “Tommy Blue: A Jewel in the Forest”. The book has proved very popular with the first edition selling out in just 5 months. Her new book, “The Scarlet Robin’s Gift” was released in Nov 2014 and is proving to be a success with readers of all ages.
Amanda has studied music and was classically trained as a vocalist. She graduated with honours from Wesley Institute as well as being awarded the college’s award for best drama student and best concert performer. She has sung at hundreds of churches, denominational state and national conferences, fundraising concerts, corporate functions, and many special events.
Amanda is a gifted communicator and speaks to a wide range of community groups around the themes of creativity, wildlife, cultivating wonder and awe, and seeing the beauty all around us. If you are interested in having her come to your group/event, please contact her.
She runs her own small business producing a range of wildlife art products such as archival reproductions, greeting cards, bookmarks, and postcards.
Amanda’s hope is that her Art can help inspire people and open their eyes and hearts to the Wonder and Beauty that is all around us.
- Associate Diploma Creative Arts (Hons), Wesley Institute of Ministry and Arts, Sydney.
- Advanced Certificate, Clinical Pastoral Education, Austin and Repatriation Hospital, Melbourne.
- Bachelor of Theology, Melbourne University (United Faculty of Theology).
- Grade 8, Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB)