Hello, and welcome to my world of colour and texture! I live on the South West coast of Devon in the UK with my partner, two little cats (Minxy and Treacle), and two daughters, all of whom I adore dearly! I confess that I am a huge tea addict, and supply myself with endless cups of tea on a daily basis. It was during my Read More
Hello, and welcome to my world of colour and texture! I live on the South West coast of Devon in the UK with my partner, two little cats (Minxy and Treacle), and two daughters, all of whom I adore dearly! I confess that I am a huge tea addict, and supply myself with endless cups of tea on a daily basis. It was during my final year in BA (Hons) Illustration in 2018, that I started to develop the designs that are now featured in my homeware collection and fashion accessories. One of the strongest influences and a theme which flows through my designs is my Singaporean heritage. My mum is from Singapore and having been on numerous trips to visit family, and growing up with her Asian influence, this has had a clear impact on my designs today. I am also fortunate to live on the South West coast of Devon which is brimming with inspiring surroundings. There is the beautiful coastline of Devon and Cornwall which is easily accessible by car, and on the other side there is Dartmoor; which is only a twenty minute drive away. I am surrounded by so many stimulating locations and I often take trips to the coast or local National Trust gardens to be inspired by the movement of nature, texture of plant life, and the ever-changing colours throughout the seasons. Amanda West’s designs are inspired by the exquisite hues of Oriental silk garments and the movement of nature, combined with the harmonious aesthetics of flora and fauna. The design process used is often mixed media, using various mark making and collage to give texture to motifs. By digitally merging all elements together, the final designs are formed. Texture plays a huge part in the design process, which is evident in the fine detail produced on every illustration. These images combined with the most luxurious and tactile fabrics, make these products truly unique. Amanda West products appeal to those who recognise the elegance and uniqueness of an exclusive design, along with the importance of high-quality craftsmanship.
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