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I was born in London, England in 1960. Inspired by a fascination for the Old Masters and struggling to find acceptance in an educational system almost completely dominated by modern art, I eventually left England to pursue my studies in Italy. In Florence, I studied with Daniel Graves and Charles Cecil at Studio Cecil-Graves, an atelier dedicated to the training of Realist painters. The training I received here provided me with the skills and confidence to continue with realist painting, despite the indifference I often encountered from contemporary art lovers. In the late eighties, I moved to Sweden where I continued to study the techniques of the Old Masters, specializing in still life and portraiture.
Birth date   130260
Education   1983 – 1986  
West Sussex Institute of Higher Education,  
BA Hons Degree in Related Arts  
1986 – 1990  
Studio Cecil-Graves, Florence, Italy  
3 year education in Classical Drawing and Painting Techniques
Group Exhibitions   1991  
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual  
Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London  
Studio Cecil-Graves Alumni Exhibition,  
Chelsea, London  
Florence Academy of Art Alumni Exhibition, St Peter’s Church, Portobello Road, London  
Contemporary Figurative Paintings", Group Show, Andrew Colvin, London  
"Network Art", The Albemarle Gallery, London  
"Contemporary Still Lifes", Group Exhibition, The Gallery, Cork Street, London  
"Realism Revisited", Group Exhibition, The Century Gallery, Washington DC  
"Summer Show", The Russell Gallery, London  
"Winter Show" , The Russsell Gallery, London  
Florence Academy of Art Alumni Show, Florence  
"Summer Show", The Russell Gallery, London  
"Winter Show", The Russell Gallery, London  
2nd Florence Academy Alumni Show, Florence  
Florence Academy Alumni Show, The Patterson Gallery, London  
3rd Florence Academy Alumni Show, Florence
Solo Exhibitions   1999  
Solo Exhibition, Cliff Bay Hotel, Madeira, Portug
Artist's Statement   My paintings reflect objects and people in timeless, tranquil repose utterly removed from the bustle of modern day life. I love to study the way light and dark envelop my subjects, creating both subtle, diffused gradations of tone and occasional, strong splashes of light; also, how familiar objects become mysterious and vulnerable when partly hidden in shadow. My still lifes are often like miniature stage sets with precisely positioned objects in controlled lighting conditions, removed from reality yet representative of the natural world. I am searching for harmony, stillness and elegance.

Statement      Wherever possible, I work entirely from life and usually need between six and ten sittings of two hours each. Getting to know the subject on a more personal level and allowing the painting to grow as this relationship develops are key elements in portraiture. In the case of posthumous portraits when photographs have to be used, I apply all the same principles as when I am working from life and imagine that the person is actually in front of me.  
I work mostly from my studio in Stockholm, but travel frequently to England and the rest of Europe to do commissions. My work can be found in private homes all over the world including London, Toronto, Brisbane, Washington DC, Paris, Lisbon, Madeira, Florence and Stockholm.


Travel nationally    Yes
Travel internationally    Yes
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Portrait Format:
  Head and Shoulders   From £ 4000    $null
Half LengthFrom £ 6000 $null
3/4 LengthFrom £ 8000 $null
Full LengthFrom £ 10000 $null
Double PortraitFrom £ 12000 $null
BuildingsFrom £ 2000 $null
The Prices quoted are for the standard mediums of oil on canvas and bronze
(in the case of sculpture).
For other media, prices may vary, please enquire directly with us for more specific quotes.
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Press Quotes
"........ Amanda Fletcher's soft, meticulous still lifes......" The Week, 6th August 2005