AMANDA TROUGHT - Mixed Media Artist
All images © Amanda Trought 2020
Welcome to my blog
Each week I will be sharing about the inspiration behind my work and also links to other work that I am doing online.
By Amanda, Aug 6 2021 01:48AM
I am so excited to share with you that I will be launching my first solo art course today called 'How Does Your Garden Grow?'. Check out the course HERE
'Early Bird Special' Get the course for $47 instead of $57
Until 8th August 2021
We will take a walk in the garden, taking inspiration from the flowers and the leaves and then use them to inform some of the shapes, colors and marks that we will use in our creative art piece. I will then show you how to create a background and develop it to find an image we can build on and use additional marks, shapes and symbols on the page.
I have included lots of goodies to download as part of the course: -
12 Page coloring book,
12 Page mixed media background images,
9 Stamp Images
14 Garden images
A Bonus video on creating backgrounds
Two A4 art prints - downloadable
1.5 hours of workshop going through the steps for creating your final image.
By Amanda, Feb 6 2020 03:26AM
I was encouraged recently to explore Boro Sashiko by friend and Art Gallery Curator Janice Whittle for a recent Exhibition. I began to do some research and developed quite a varied Pinterest Board It took me awhile to get into it but eventually I found my flow.
I not only used the Japanese style of stitching but I also incorporated african stitching, symbols and added some sculptural elements. The wood used in the piece has been harvested from my garden and comes from the Sea Island Cotton plant. It has been dried and wood burned and additional beading added.
I recently exhibited the wall hanging in an exhibition called Celebrating Textiles, and it brought together several other artists who created some beautiful work in textiles, I was honored to be among them. I have created a video of the opening, the work shown was truely beautiful. You can see the Video FOR CELEBRATING TEXTILES HERE
Inspired Stories - Mixed Media Art - Amanda Trought
Inspired Stories - Amanda Trought - Closeup of work
Celebrating Textiles - Participating Artists
Artist Amanda Trought with Artist Heather Dawn Scott
Amanda Trought, Janice Whittle - Curator and Artist Ann Rudder
Amanda Trought with arts Sylvester Clark and Art appreciator - Ray Jones
Artist Katrina Braithwaite (center)
Amanda Trought - Mixed Media Artist - Celelebrating Textiles Exhibition