Nature is the focal point of my work, and has been through my progression from abstract oils to charcoals (2012) when the sudden and unpredictable changes in my life led to a personal need to find some control and order.
Life is inherently uncertain, and it is nature’s instinctive ability to find the best path for survival and growth that is fundamental to both human beings and the landscape in which we stand. The attraction of an intensely anarchic scene, but harnessed and explored through a study of texture, tone and line serves as a human examination as well as an aesthetic one.
The process of using charcoal, with its unpredictable fragility, with depth contrasting softness, with line both lost and found, mirrors the very scenes it creates. Our world can appear chaotic, but it is our desire for silent serenity that I wish to explore. My work springs from an innate response to life itself.
The Landscape is central to Amanda Cornish’s work, where she documents the unnamed and ignored place, unraveling confused forms to reveal the strange hidden beauty of the overlooked ordinary. Cornish’s works almost exclusively in large charcoal drawings.
~ AMANDA CORNISH
Chelsea School of Art (1985-1988)
NOA National Art Open
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Ryder Street Gallery, London
Mumford Fine Art “Balance” (Solo)
Lucy Simmonds Fine Art, Hong Kong
Royal Society British Artist
Anna-Mei Chadwick, The Gallery, Cork Street
Young Master, London, Tokyo
New Trends Arts Fair, Hong Kong
Royal Society Marine Artists
China Club “Recent Paintings” Hong Kong (Solo)
Royal Institute Oil Painter
Anthony Woodd, Edinburgh
Chelsea Art Society
Frank T Sabin, London
New English Art Club
NOA National Art Open 2016
Broadway Art Festival 2016
Royal Society Marine Artist 1995
Chelsea Art Society 1995
Goldman Sachs, Community Chest
Pump Court Tax Chambers
South China Morning Post
In and Around Convent Garden
Hong Kong Tatler
Eastern Express Off the Wall