AMANDA HYATT is an artist, writer and educator. Her painting style is best described as alla prima tonal
impressionism. Her paintings place great emphasis on light and mood, rather than color. As an impressionist, she
makes maximum impact with minimum brushstrokes and believes in spontaneity of brushstrokes and a reduction of
detail. Amanda pushes the boundaries of watercolor and strives to make each painting a 'piece of art' rather than
'just a painting'. She also paints in her second preferred medium of oils and has painted requested portraits of
notable Australians. Her highly collectable paintings are found in Europe, the UK, China and the USA.
Amanda has been a professional watercolor artist for 35 years, dedicating her vocation to art rather than the
inorganic and physical chemistry in which she was awarded a BSc (hons). She has had over 35 solo exhibitions,
with international exhibitions in New York and China and is renowned internationally as a 'Master of Watercolor'.
Amanda has also been described as one of seven 'International Masters of En Plein Air Painting' and a 'leading
international teacher of watercolor'. Her recognition has resulted in her being in high demand as a teacher resulting
in workshops and 'Painting holidays' in Australia, but now primarily overseas in locations such as Antarctica, South
America, United Kingdom and Europe. Amanda will make her US workshop debut with Art in the Mountains in
Amanda has won many prizes including the Camberwell Rotary Art Show Gold Medal (Australia) as judged by Sir
William Dargie (1992), plus 10 other major Australian awards including the prestigious Alice Bale, Kenneth Jack and
Gordon Moffat awards in addition to the Norman Kaye "Artist of the Year Award" at the Victorian Artists Society.
She has conducted numerous painting demonstrations in Australia and internationally. She is a long term member of
both the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society, The Australian Watercolour Institute and the Watercolour Society of
Victoria. She has judged many art shows including the prestigious Australian Camberwell Rotary Art Show.
Amanda's internationally unique painting style and interpretation of subjects is described in her DVDs, publications
and website. Amanda has numerous teaching DVDs including those by the English company 'APV Films', a best-
selling book "Watercolour: Tonal Impressionism" and has written over 50 articles for leading art magazines such as
the Artist (UK), L;Art de L'Aquarelle and Pratique des Arts (France), Flashart (USA), International Artist and
Australian Artist. Her work is represented in Australia and internationally and has just been selected as on of the
seven masters of watercolour to feature on the cover of Baohon "The Masters Choice" Artist Watercolour Paper.