Amanda Bouquet


About the artist...

I'm attracted to the qualities of both old and new photographs. I like the beauty and graphic refinement of the former and the spontaneity of the latter. Sometimes I keep the original look, but often I change them and make up my own color-filled or monochromatic versions. Each form takes on a new life when rendered on a large scale and in paint. It's a way of giving emphasis and longevity to a treasured memory.

The responses and have been extremely rewarding. The connection people have to a work of art can be very powerful and I've seen first-hand how portraiture can affect people on a deeply emotional level. I want to make things that people enjoy living with for generations to come.