Novice artist’s exhibit masterful in ‘Art in the Branches’

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Amanda Schwabe is a local artist with a very busy life. She and her partner David have five children, two Australian Shepherds and two cats! She is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness – and it was during the challenging COVID lockdown that she found her wings as an accomplished visual Artist.

Amanda grew up in Hallville and graduated from North Dundas District High School in the 90’s. Today, she works from her home studio in South Mountain, painting, drawing and knitting. Her textile art is part of the permanent collection at the Canadian War Museum, and her paintings and portraits reside in many private collections. 

Amanda creates vibrant, expressive portraits that transform familiar faces and scenes into art that breathes with a life all of its own. “I relish the challenge of a new subject, a new puzzle to solve,” she says animatedly. Her smile underscores a true love of being an Artist – and it shows on her canvases. Primarily done in acrylics, her work captures a wide range of colour from soft snow drifts to bright spring flowers. She takes especial joy in commissioned pieces, working with clients to create custom art that can be cherished for generations.  

A selection of Amanda Schwabe’s still-life and landscape paintings are on exhibit at Winchester Public Library, located at 547 St. Lawrence Street in Winchester, through to the end of October. To view or purchase prints and available originals, visit https://www.amandaschwabe.ca and sign up for Amanda’s newsletter, or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @amanda.schwabe.artist for behind-the-scenes views of works in progress.  

For more information on ‘Art in the Branches’, message North Dundas Arts Council on Facebook or email NDAC at northdundasartscouncil@yahoo.ca.

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