Colour in Your Life featured artist Amanda Hyatt appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Nine (9)
Amanda Hyatt is an alla prima watercolour artist who has been a professional for 30 years. She has won many major awards in Australia, including The Alice Bale, The Kenneth Jack and The Camberwell. Amanda paints spontaneously with immediate reaction to a subject both in the studio and en plein air. She paints quickly and intuitively, involving thinking and sensitivity. She encourages her students to see the light, the negative space, the tones and fluidity of the seemingly unpredictable medium of watercolour.
Amanda Hyatt is a member of The Twenty Melbourne Painters Society and The Australian Watercolour Institute for twenty-three years. Her career has seen thirty-three solo exhibitions, with articles published in magazines such as Flashart (USA), L’Art de L’Aquarelle (France) and The Artist (UK).
Amanda Hyatt has DVDs and downloads by APV Films (UK) and gives teaching art tours continuously, both nationally and internationally for Travelrite International. In 2015 she is taking a Baltic Cruise around Finland, St. Petersburg, Sweden, Denmark and Estonia for Traverite International.
Please contact Travelrite for details.
Her supplier and sponsor Senior Art Supplies of Malvern, Melbourne, carries her preferred brand of paint, Daniel Smith, and her Media DVDs, ‘Five Steps To Watercolour‘, ‘River Scene Masterclass‘ and ‘Landscape Masterclass‘.
Amanda Hyatt was born and educated in Melbourne and qualified with a BSc (Hons – Chemistry) and Dip Ed. She began her art career in 1984 and has since achieved the following:
- Recognised as one of Australia’s and world’s best watercolour artists who pushes the boundary of traditional watercolour.
- Sought after portrait painter (oil), examples Prof. Peter Doherty (Nobel Laureate), Prof Robin Batterham (Chief Scientist, Rio Tinto); Sir Malcolm McIntosh (CEO, CSIRO); Mr Barry Jones and numerous CSIRO executives including Prof. Mike Rickard and Dr Bill Snowdon).
- 33 solo exhibitions, 2 in New York.
- Won most Australian art awards including the following majors: The Camberwell Rotary Gold Medal for watercolour (1992), and 8 other Club awards. The St Kevin’s College 1st prize, (1998, 2004.) Mt Waverley 1st prize (1998, 2004). The AME Bale watercolour award (1992). People’s Choice Award Victorian Artist Society (2010). Victorian Artist Society Artist of the Year (2010). Kenneth Jack Watercolour Award (2012).
You can contact Amanda Hyatt via her website: http://amandahyatt.com.au/
Original Air Date: 18th April 2015