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Amanda Hoskin

Amanda Hoskin

Amanda Hoskin was born and grew up in Cornwall. After studying at Falmouth School of Art and Chelsea College, she became a freelance wildlife illustrator, living and working in London. In the early 1990s she returned to Cornwall.


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.

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. Amanda Hoskin


Tremough Convent 1968 - 1983
Falmouth College of Art & Design 1984 - 1986
Chelsea College (BA Fine Art) 1986 - 1989
Cornwall College 1992 - 1993

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

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