2014 Headwaters Signature Art Contest, Grand Prize Winner
About Amanda Melinz:
Amanda has earned a degree in Fine Arts with a specialization in contemporary Oil Painting from the University of Ottawa. Since 1997 she has been working in the Equine Industry which has provided numerous opportunities to travel and work overseas, and various placements across North America.
Only recently turning to horses as subject matter, she is finding new inspiration in exploring the equine as a theme. Amanda works out of a studio located in the Hockley hills focusing on large scale oil paintings and smaller encaustic works. Her paintings are often referred to falling into the style of ‘Abstract Realism’ using vivid colour and intense exaggerated brush strokes and texture to suggest a deeper meaning on the subject matter.