Amanda Nedham Creates Art That Blends Animals and History

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: • References: amandanedham and beautifuldecay
Amanda Nedham is a Toronto-based artist and illustrator with a penchant for portraits that blend different species of animal with natural human history.

A graduate of Toronto's Ontario College of Art and Design, Amanda Nedham has had her work exhibited at galleries around the world, including New York City, Toronto, and Florence, Italy. Her skill lies in her technical proficiency and her ability to evoke emotion out of hybrid animals -- subjects most people would find emotionless.

Amanda Nedham's technique is decidedly non-traditional. She uses abstraction after collaging her drawings of subjects from television or Internet videos, and then utilizes those images as the source of narrative and conflict in her art work. The results are stunning. My favorite image in her collection features two baby goats sticking their heads into hoops reminiscent of the Olympic rings. The illustration is full of detail, life, and vitality.

Up next for Amanda Nedham: An exhibit entitled "Red Light Zulu" at the Living Arts Center in Mississauga, Ontario, set for sometime in 2012.