Living by the sounding sea of southern Australia, I am always drawn to water and light. As I wander this saturated landscape, I am constantly inspired by the dramatic and tempestuous. I have a strong emotional attachment to the ocean, clouds and Nature's rich environments, her colours and mood. I seek mystery and atmosphere.
I work spontaneously and instinctively within my art as an oil painter, combining elements of romanticism and life rich in poetry, music and mythology. I am greatly influenced by my un-sheltered background and extraordinary parents, who immersed me in a culturally diverse world of the Australian wilderness. Life experiences and memory continue to inspire, sustain and enrich my art process.
The passion for my art is to share a scene that stirred my imagination - by looking deeply into nature and becoming a painted vision, conjured for the sole ownership of the viewer. All those moments, memories of place, colour, light, movement, are my gateway to painting.
- Amanda Holmes Tzafrir 2019