Amanda Penrose Hart
Born in Brisbane in 1963 Sydney-based contemporary painter Amanda Penrose Hart holds a Diploma of Fine Art from Queensland College of Art and a Bachelor of Visual Art from Griffith University.
Working from landscape, travelling informs most of Amanda Penrose Hart’s paintings. Whether en plein air or recalling the memory of a certain place, Penrose Hart captures these experiences through her impasto application of paint as much as the imagery portrayed.
Amanda Penrose Hart has held twenty-three solo exhibitions and has shown in many more group exhibitions. She regularly has work selected in prizes such as the Portia Geach Memorial Award (2011, 2008, 2007, 2006) and the En Plein Air Art Prize. In 2017 Penrose Hart won the prestigious Gallipoli Art Prize in Sydney.
Her work is represented in public and private collections including Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Brisbane Polo Club; Gold Coast City Art Gallery; Hawkesbury Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Redcliff Regional Gallery, Qld; Taronga Park Zoo, Sydney; and University of Sydney Art Collection.
In 2019 Penrose Hart won the Clayton Utz Art Award in Brisbane with her painting The Purple Van 2019.