Amanda Castle paints and draws fantastic images that strike us with their ephemeral moments captured in fiery and evocative splendour. The creation of such wonderful and arresting work lays in the culmination of a long journey. Since leaving school with very little to her name, Amanda Castle has refused to stop climbing as continual ladders have made themselves apparent.
Although she is dyslexic, Amanda's art teacher had seeded the beginnings of a fantastic art career by recognising her certain potential. When she was 18, Amanda found the confidence to attend art classes in her home of Huddersfield, where she eventually went on to take up a BTEC in art and design. This was soon joined by an A-level in art and then later, a full Art Degree from Bradford College.
As she rises in the world of art, Amanda Castle has featured in many venues and exhibitions. Always looking for further reach, her creativity is finding itself at home further and further afield. Some of her highlights so far have been playing a leading role in Longley Special School's art and local history project, a mural for a local nursery, and for the art group Artists In Mind.
Amanda Castle also works with students in schools with all kinds of things, including maths. She's illustrated for a working man's club and for two children's books – Sam The Monster and Princess Mandy.
Amanda Castle also produces work for display that covers painting with acrylic and oil, drawing with pencils and crayons, 3D ceramics and crafts, and screen printing. She reveals that painting and drawing are her preferred methods, but there is plenty of room left for working with other media.
These impressionist images offered for display on Alternative Fruit are from 3 pieces, which are as follows:
Title: Wasteland- 2019
Pencil, coloured pencils and primer.
Title: Mischance of Sorrow- 2020
Pencil, coloured pencils and primer
Title: Unknown- 2010
Oil on canvas
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The doors are open and the antiquities are in. People from all over the capital are making their way to the British Museum to witness their latest exhibition. The Mexico Exhibit takes us deep into the history of this ancient land. Since its discovery by Europeans in the sixteenth century, a deep and rich history of culture has been revealed spanning back nearly 4000 years. The earliest items and finds are accurately dated to around 2000 BC which coincides with the construction of the stone palace at Knossos in Greece and the creation of Babylonian mathematics, the first people to divide a circle into 360 radians.
This beautifully adapted display intends to demonstrate the beautiful and diverse culture that Mexico provided right up until the European invasion. The gallery provides a webpage with a long list of historical and interesting information which links directly to a Google Tour of the entire showcase. It doesn't matter if you live next-door to the museum or in Mexico itself, you too can pay attention and examine the display provided for everyone.
You can visit the Mexico Exhibition at the British Museum here.
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