Jam Jar Spirit – 153×153 cm

Original Artwork
Acrylic on canvas
Timber Framed
153×153 cm

AMANDA KETTERER
Working as an intuitive painter you learn to let go of expectation, try new things and embrace change.  You explore what appeals to you and learn to accept who you are, what you like and discover what brings you joy.
My paintings encapsulate all that brings me joy and continue to reflect my fascination with the complexity and layers of experiences that make up a life and the beauty in ageing and imperfection.  It is my hope my paintings will generate a reminiscent feeling, inspired by seemingly simpler times. My work for the last few years has focused on the combination of pattern and botanical shapes.  I was mystified for some time as to why this particular combination, but I have deduced that my love of textiles and design have been the inspiration behind these choices.   I am particularly drawn to the juxtaposition between the orderly/formal shapes found in pattern alongside the untamed abstract representations of nature. This combination speaks to me of our internal conflict and our attempt to control and structure our lives, whilst also recognising the inevitable surrender we must face and the breaking through of our true natures. To me, this time in existence feels like a time of great change. We have been living with duality for many centuries….chaos & calm, light & dark, structure & the wild, the head & the heart, the masculine & the feminine and all of these are represented in my work. I hope to evoke an appreciation for how these elements harmonise, rather than fight against each other. I feel that perhaps now is the time to embrace the beauty in each of these differences and visualise how when we can work together for a better world for us all.

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Amanda Ketterer

Artist Resume

University of the Creative Arts, UK – Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art, 2007
University of the Creative Arts, UK – Diploma Art & Design, 2004

Awards

2016 Best in Show – Best Painting in Show – Derinya Art Show

2016 Highly Commended – Best Contemporary Painting – St Kevin’s College Art Show

2015 Highly Commended – Best Figurative Painting – St Kevin’s College Art Show

2011 Finalist Position – Box Hill Community Arts Centre Biennial Art Competition

 

Exhibitions & Art Shows

2020   The Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne – Cancelled

2020   Joint Show – Peisley Street Gallery, Orange

2019   The Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne

2019   The Other Art Fair, Melbourne

2019   The Other Art Fair, Sydney

2018   The Other Art Fair, Melbourne

2018   Albert Park College Art Show

2018   Mount Eliza Art & Design Show

2018   Derinya Art Show, Frankston South, Victoria

2018   Southern Buoy Studios Artist Show, Mornington

2018   St Kevins Art Show, Toorak, Victoria

2018   Beneath the Layers Show, Space 2B, Balaclava, Melbourne

2018   Canterbury Art Exhibition, Canterbury, Melbourne

2017   Whitehorse Art Show, Box Hill, Victoria

2017   Albert Park College Art Show, South Melbourne, Victoria

2017   St Kevins Art Show, Toorak, Victoria

2017   Canterbury Art Show, Canterbury, Victoria

2017   Art Red Hill, Red Hill, Victoria

2017   Art in Tune, Brighton, Victoria

2016   CamART, Camberwell, Melbourne

2016   Albert Park College Art Show, South Melbourne, Victoria

2016   Mount Eliza Art & Design Show, Mount Eliza, Victoria

2016   Derinya Art Show, Frankston South, Victoria

2016   Bayside Art Show, Sandringham, Melbourne

2016   Canterbury Art Exhibition, Canterbury, Melbourne

2016   St Kevin’s Art Show, Toorak, Melbourne

2015   Bayside Art Show, Sandringham, Melbourne

2015   Mount Eliza Art & Design Show, Mount Eliza, Victoria

2015   Camberwell Art Show, Melbourne

2015   St Kevin’s Art Show, Toorak, Melbourne

2014   CamART, Camberwell, Melbourne

2014   Derinya Art Show, Frankston South, Victoria

2013   Derinya Art Show, Frankston South, Victoria

2012   The Exhibitionists, Bartiste, Frankston, Victoria – Group Exhibition

2011   Rob McNamara exhibition, Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne – Group Exhibition

2011 Box Hill Community Arts Centre Biennial Art Competition “Transformation”