Born in Brisbane Amanda Penrose Hart is a Sydney based artist who debuted with Mitchell Fine Art in the group exhibition ‘Petite’.
Travelling informs much of Penrose Hart’s paintings. Whether en plein air or recalling the memory of a certain place, Penrose Hart captures these experiences through her art. We are informed as much by the technique as we are by the image as she responds to the scene in front of her with a spontaneity that conveys an energy and vibrancy in her work. The application of paint is thick and textured, laid down with an assured confidence that is translated through the imagery. Vast landscapes, turbulent water, beach scenes and agitated skyscapes, her art has an energy and a vitality that is an immediate response to what she is viewing.
A painter that is prepared to travel the world for her art, she has been involved in projects that have taken her to such destinations as Gallipoli, the Western Front, New Zealand, France and the four corners of Australia’s outback to name but a few.
Penrose Hart has held twenty‑three solo exhibitions and has shown in numerous group exhibitions. Her work is regularly selected in prizes such as the Portia Geach Memorial Award (2011, 2008, 2007, 2006) and the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize and the Mosman Art Prize.
In 2017 Penrose Hart won the prestigious Gallipoli Art Prize in Sydney.
Her work is represented in public and private collections including the 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.
Selected works will be on display at Mitchell Fine Art as part of the first exhibition for 2018, ‘Director’s Choice’, 31st January – 29th March 2018.
Mitchell Fine Art will present a solo exhibition of new works in August 2018. To view all of Amanda's current available works please click here.
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