Amanda Ansell studied at the Norwich School of Art and Design (BA Hons 1995 – 1998) and The Slade School of Fine Art, London (MFA 1998 – 2000). After studying and painting in London for seven years, she returned to Suffolk in 2006 to begin an artist residency at firstsite, Colchester. The same year, a body of work was selected for exhibition at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and she was nominated for Jerwood Contemporary Painters. Her work is held in UK public and private collections. Amanda Ansell currently lives and works on the Suffolk / Essex border.
In her more recent work the expression of intuition and emotion is combined with her use of repetition, a limited palette and references to nature. However abstracted her pictures become, the reconstituted image is not far from stirring up memories of landscape and the synthesis between place and experience.