Artist | Designer | Illustrator | Author
Amanda O’Bryan is a an artist, illustrator, designer and author. Amanda invites professionals of all walks of life to embrace the role creativity can play in their lives through her artwork, commissions, workshops, public speaking events, 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 business and brands with a specialty in illustration, working on 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, designing a range of high-end children’s fabric, furniture, and accessories. Designing and painting a bespoke range of fabric and homeware accessories as well as painting artwork commissions and murals. She was the originator of the children’s Big Top Play Tent which sold Australia-wide and featured on Better Home and Gardens. For a time Amanda was the craft professional behind the scenes creating ‘something we prepared earlier’.
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.
In May 2020 Amanda launched her first book, ‘Daily Acts of Creativity’ which promotes the benefits of creativity for wellbeing after recovering from Ovarian Cancer.
In 2018 she was a finalist in the Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize and winner of the ‘Packers Prize’. Her current art practice explores abstract floral works and she is currently 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, consulting or to view Amanda’s portfolio, contact Amanda HERE