Amanda grew up in Surrey and studied illustration and graphics at Redruth Art College in Cornwall.
After her degree, Amanda freelanced as a designer and illustrator working on natural history and dinosaur books. She then moved into children’s publishing and worked as an in-house designer, working on all sorts of books for children of all ages. Illustrating several books in-house, Amanda soon realised that she wanted to concentrate more on illustration so picked up the paintbrushes and joined Bright in 2006.
Amanda likes using collage, painting traditionally and working digitally or a combination. She loves trying different styles and will always adapt her work to suit the particular project she is working on.
Amanda now lives in Bournemouth with her husband, two daughters, two cats, and lots of frogs in the garden!