Amanda Ansell is a contemporary British artist. Her oil paintings are about a sense of place and explore the floating subject and the relationship between painter and nature. Ansell creates paintings in which sentiment is expressed through the depiction of simple forms and overlays of colour. She reveals her preoccupation with water, familiar places and landscape. The result is a body of semi-abstract works that establish a dialogue with a tradition of self-expression / reference to the self and the environment we experience, through painting.
Amanda Ansell was born in Sudbury, Suffolk in 1976 and studied at the Norwich School of Art and Design (1995 – 1998) and The Slade School of Fine Art, London (1998 – 2000). After studying and painting in London for seven years, Ansell returned to her homeland in 2006 to begin an artist residency at firstsite, Colchester. The same year, a body of work was selected for exhibition at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and she was nominated for Jerwood Contemporary Painters, London.
Amanda Ansell currently lives and works on the Suffolk / Essex border.