Artist | Designer
Amanda O’Bryan is a multi-disciplinary creative; designer, artist, founder of Creative Queen Bees, and author of ‘Daily Acts Of Creativity’.
Amanda draws from 20+ years as a practicing creative and business owner. Known for her high-end, award-winning imaginative ideas and artistry, she collaborates with business and brands with a specialty in illustration, working on commissioned artwork, while selling and exhibiting her original art.
Her past creative work includes designing a range of high-end children’s fabric, furniture, and accessories. Designing and hand painting a bespoke range of fabric and homeware accessories and 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 was the crafty girl 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 recently exhibited in Newcastle with a group show called, Willful.
Amanda lives in the small hamlet 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