Amanda Trought

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I am a mixed media artist, blogger, online teacher, creative soul and child of God!.  I love using texture and color within my work.  I know that art can have a healing effect on our health and well-being and my interests lie in the use of art, texture and color and how we can use it for creative expression.  I have worked within the health care and those living with dementia and their carers, community and corporate setting, I have exhibited in the UK, and the Caribbean both solo and group and online work, and I have had my art work published in two books. 

I enjoy working with all different types of mediums and I produce paintings, prints, cards, jewelry, altered books, journals, quilts, wall hangings and craft items and whatever else sparks my creative juices!  but essentially you will find mixed media at the core of every thing I do.  I have more recently been working collages, poetry, storytelling, book and altered art.  As an Artist, I am keen to explore how art and creativity can be used in different settings, and how we use creative expression as a means of communication.   I teach and collaborate with other teachers to produce online art courses, and really enjoy the interaction that comes when you participate in a group setting.

I have been painting for over 20 years, whilst combining a career in the public sector, including design, education and more recently health.  I received by BSc (Hons) in Complimentary Therapy in 2001, specializing in nutrition and holistic massage therapy.

I am currently based in the UK and Barbados, if you would like to visit my UK website click on the menu or this link to be taken to Realityarts UK