Hello and welcome, I am Amanda Skye. My home studio is located in the sweet, little village of Helensburgh. Perched on the hilltops of the Northern Illawarra plateau, in the picturesque South Coast of NSW.
I am mother of one, dear little Amelia. Who loves to sit by my side as she explores, and discovers her creative outlets. And a partner to Steven, a natural creative-just not the canvas kind. A great Father to our beloved daughter, with a background in colour co-ordination and painting. I guess you can say we are a colourful (and plant full) ultra creative household! And I love every moment of it!
Moved by my natural surrounds, and the beautiful hues and details found in our native flora & fauna. I invite you to enjoy these still moments as you browse the colourful pages of my site, and discover what inspires me. I warmly welcome you to my creative, colourful world, and hope that you enjoy the journey!
Hello and welcome , I am Amanda Skye . My home studio is located in a sweet little town called Helensburgh in the Northern Illawarra region of the NSW South Coast. I am mother of one , Amelia ,who loves to sit by my side in her own creative outlet and a partner to Steven who also has a background in colour co-ordination and painting , just not the canvas kind .
Since the age of 6 I have been a creative, painting until my little heart was content .I remember my mother teaching folk art and selling her pieces at markets while my dad built the furniture she painted on ,naturally creativity was going to be a part of my life . I remember thinking as a little girl I wanted to be an artist , I wanted to bring smiles to peoples faces with my art . Now in my 30’s, life has changed alot , I could not imagine my life with out paint on my hands everyday , its a way of life. Being such a shy girl growing up, myself expression was through art and coming from a spiritual family it was only natural that my work would take on intuitive feel full of freedom of vibrant colouring . Adding my inspirations of subject matter in true form brings it to life and is the very essence of me .
My work is based around the beautiful hues and fine delicate details found in wildlife and flora although I am not an artist confined to a particular category or style as intuition plays a huge role in my work. My art is rather about capturing a personality of a bird or the glistening leaves of a plant .It is about seeing the magic in nature guided by the energy and soul of a species .
Until this day I recognize having a previous career background as wildlife educator and a travel agent has really encouraged me to really explore . These two career paths are what really led me to specializing in birds and wildlife after caring and raising endangered and native birds teaching conservation . I learnt about individual traits , personalities and unique characteristics of different animals , something I am very grateful to experience in life .
When I’m not working on such commissions, I am passionate about bringing art to as many people as possible. I know the transformative power of art, and I don’t want cost to be a prohibitive factor. This is why my range of prints are designed to adapt to as many environments as possible, while still being individual in their approach. Art should be enjoyed by everybody, and it is my wish that these bespoke pieces enjoy a long and happy life on the walls of as many people as possible.