Amanda Hoskin was born and grew up in Cornwall. After finishing art school she became a freelance wildlife illustrator. However working and living in London, she began to miss Cornwall and so in the early 90's decided to become a sailing instructor, teaching mainly at Mylor on the beautiful Fal Estuary through the summer months and travelling in the winter. During this time she continued to paint, changing the medium from watercolour to oils. Her style became much freer and she began to concentrate on the changing skies and landscapes around her.
Towards the end of the 90's Amanda decided to return to painting full time and with the birth of her little girl, Hannah, she and her partner settled in the very picturesque town of Fowey where she lives and works today.
Amanda Hoskin is one of the leading exponents of modern impressionism in Cornwall and her collection for the 2011 Contemporary Impressionism season at Beside The Wave is a testament to her gifts as a landscape painter. The focus of the show is the Helford River, a part of the world that, in this collection, Amanda has painted for the very first time.
Painting outdoors, in the tradition of the Impressionists, Amanda is masterful in capturing the momentary and transient effects of light, not through line and contour, but in thick brushstrokes of paint which create the 'impression' of the landscape before her.' - Director, Beside The Wave
Tremough Convent 1968 - 1983
Falmouth College of Art & Design 1984 - 1986
Chelsea College (BA Fine Art) 1986 - 1989
Cornwall College 1992 - 1993
"As ever, I find that getting started is the hardest part of creating a new body of work, but the more I paint, the more freely ideas flow and the more I feel that I can relax into the process. As I paint, everything else gets held at bay and only the painting matters; I am completely 'there' and in the moment, and the challenges of day to day life simply melt away. In this way the collection grows organically, and in time I sense that a body of work that genuinely belongs together is being created."
Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions
2007-present Annual solo shows and group exhibitions at Beside The Wave, Cornwall and London
2015 Jane Reeves Gallery, Padstow, CornwallD'art Gallery, DartmouthFowey River Gallery, FoweyRedrag Gallery, Bath
2014 Mid-Cornwall Galleries, CornwallMcAllister Thomas Fine Art, SurreyThe Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
2009 Peninsula Gallery, Delaware, USA
2008 Iona House Gallery, Oxford
2007 Dart Gallery, Dartmouth
2006 Peninsula Gallery, Delaware, USANew Grafton, London
2005-9 Gallery Tresco, Isles of Scilly
2004-9 Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester
2004-7 Webbs Road, London
2006 Andrew Tozer & JustinCooke', Innocent Fine Art, Bristol
2004-6 Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2002 Adam Street Gallery, London