Artist | Designer | Illustrator | Author
Amanda O’Bryan is an artist, illustrator, designer and author. Amanda invites people of all walks of life to embrace the role creativity can play in their lives through her artwork, commissions, workshops, public speaking, coaching and her book ‘Daily Acts Of Creativity’.
With 20+ years as a practicing creative and business owner, Amanda is known for her high-end, award-winning artistry, collaborating with businesses and brands with a specialty in illustration and commissioned artwork, while selling and exhibiting her original art.
Her multi-disciplinary creative approach includes founding a Sydney-based award-winning brand, graphic and web design agency working with multi-million dollar entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate, government, and community sector clients.
Amanda’s designs for a bespoke range of children’s fabric, furniture, and accessories landed her a behind-the-scenes concept development role on the TV program, Better Home and Gardens. She was the originator of the children’s Big Top Play Tent which sold Australia-wide and also featured on Better Home and Gardens.
She has performed as a singer/songwriter and is sometimes known to have a sing ‘every now and then’ with her musician husband. She has written songs recorded by other musicians as well as for the ABC Australian/Canadian children’s’ TV show, ‘The Saddle Club’. Amanda released ‘FreeWheelin’, a CD of her original compositions in 2011.
Amanda studied Visual Arts and holds a BA in Design both from the University of Newcastle. More recently Amanda trained at the Creative Education Foundation in New York and is currently gaining International accreditation in creative therapies.
In May 2020 Amanda launched her first book, ‘Daily Acts of Creativity’ which promotes the benefits of creativity for well-being after she recovered from Ovarian Cancer.
Three times finalist in the Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize and winner of the ‘Packers Prize’ in 2018, her current art practice explores lyrical abstraction in bright colours and joyful expression through organic, floral compoisitions. Amanda is painting for a forthcoming solo show in late April 2022 in Newcastle at the Owens Collective.
Amanda lives in the small village of Lorn in the Hunter Valley, where she works from her sunny garden studio.
For all creative commissions, guest speaking, coaching contact Amanda HERE