About the Artist

    Amanda Lawford was born in Welwyn Garden City, England. An only child she was raised on the west coast of Canada and the US. Her California childhood included countless hours of beach combing but her growing desire to live in a city led her away.

    As an entrepreneurial and artistic single mother the need for regular income took its form in hand-painted needlepoint design. In 1977 she began her own needlepoint company. Here she learned about color, composition, rendering and the manipulation of paint. Her desire to accomplish painting in other forms was until now, confined by time.

    The independent path of her life has led to her self-taught portrayals of anonymous landscapes and city scapes. Whether from her imagination or her own photographs they all represent windows on her view of our common surroundings.

    Amanda Lawford is now a full time painter living and working in New York City.