Y'all (just let me pretend I'm from the South for a minute), I haven't done an 'Artist Love' post since May of last year. That's shameful.
BUT, I am so excited to share one of my favourites with you today! I've had Amanda Brown's work in my favourites folder for a long time and was so thrilled when she agreed to let me interview her and share her work. And, she's offering my readers a discount!
Amanda runs an Etsy shop called Brown Bear Studio. She creates beautiful watercolour works, and has a series called 'the small things series', which I adore. I almost became an ophthalmologist before switching to new media, so I love art that combines some element of science. But she explains it all much better than I can, so onto the interview!
|The Winter Circle|
People often see watercolor as this prim and pretty medium, but to me watercolor is wild. It goes where it wants to go creating depth and shadow where it pleases. You can guide it a bit but watercolor is the boss. Thats why I love it. I let it do its magic, help it along the way and then go back in and sort of bring order to the chaos.
What gave you the idea for your small things series? What made you want to paint microscopic forms?
What is your favourite item in your store?
Thankyou so much Amanda!! Love the story behind your 'small things series' - I adore the combination of art with science. And your comments about watercolour being wild are so true! It is a lovely medium, but you have to have such patience with it.
If you love her work as much as I do, you can check out her Etsy shop. She also creates a free monthly calendar (here's April's) so be sure to check out her blog. You can also follow along on Facebook & Twitter for the latest updates.
Amanda has graciously offered my readers 10% off her work, just use the code GALLERY8 at checkout!
And let me know what you buy (or would like to buy) in the comments!