and Exhibitions

Selected Projects

AMANDA HOSKIN

 

THE SMUGGLERS WAY 

 

The Smugglers Way is a 37 mile walk across Cornwall between Boscastle and Looe. This trail  leads you down ancient lanes, wild open moorland, hidden rivers and coves and it is known as one of the oldest routes to have been used by smugglers. Combining Cornish history with her paintings, Amanda created a unique visual narrative documenting these sites in a series of sketches, drawings and paintings.

 SOLO SHOW AT MID CORNWALL GALLERIES

JOURNEY OF THE RIVER FAL

 SOLO SHOW AT BESIDE THE WAVE GALLERY 

For this project Amanda traced the journey of the river at St Clements near Truro through some of the most beautiful areas in Cornwall, studying the river through the seasons, with its changing light, mood and views.

Paintings of Truro Cathedral from the river and also  the interior view of this amazing building were included in this show.
 

 SOLO SHOW AT BESIDE THE WAVE GALLERY 

POETRY OF THE LANDSCAPE 

This special collection from Amanda was inspired by the poem, 'Cornish Cliffs,' by Sir John Betjeman.


"I often use poetry in my sketchbooks. I love to collect a few words or a line that somehow fits my paintings and the feeling I want to portray to the viewer. When I read this poem, it conjured up many images of Cornwall for me and I found it easy to interpret the words into paintings."

For this collection Amanda painted  various places such as the Scillies, Falmouth Bay, Zennor, Lamorna Cove and Cape Cornwall.

 

Cornwall has a long history in the arts from miners and ancient metal workers to more recently artists and writers, all gaining inspiration from this land and bringing the Cornish countryside and its rich cultural history to life.

 

Being particularly fascinated by how writers have found Cornwall a valuable source of inspiration, Amanda explored the, 'Poldark' stories written by the author Winston Graham.

Capturing her imagination from the words on the page she visited and painted, for this special collection, the landscapes where the story began.

 

 

WHEN THE WRITER PAINTS THE LANDSCAPE 

 SPECIAL COLLECTION AT MID CORNWALL GALLERIES

St Michael's Way, running from Lelant to Marazion, is one of the ancient routes of Christian Pilgrimage and leads to the Cathedral of St James in Santiago de Compostela, North West Spain. Used by pilgrims, missionaries and travellers to avoid the dangerous waters around Land's End, the route dates back to the pre-historic times.

It was this rich tradition within the walk that sparked Amanda's interest, constantly searching for new ways to experience her beloved Cornish landscape.  With her sketchbooks and  paints  in hand, Amanda walked the route from coast to coast in the footsteps of all those who have taken the path before her.


 

 SOLO SHOW AT BESIDE THE WAVE GALLERY 

THE ST MICHEAL'S WAY

LIVING COLOURS  

 SPECIAL COLLECTION AT BESIDE THE WAVE GALLERY 

Focusing on the colours and forms rather than the place itself, Amanda looked to "symbolise her passion for the process of simply painting", resulting in bright, textured paintings, depicting  Falmouth Bay, Maenporth, and the Isles of Scilly.


"For this special collection I wanted to portray in my paintings the colour, light, and drama of Cornwall. Often I am drawn to a particular place or walk but this time I wanted it to be about the process of painting and how I use oil, acrylic inks and watercolours to capture the feeling I want to convey to the viewer."




 

THE ARTIST'S JOURNEY

A SKETCHBOOK OF CORNWALL

SOLO SHOW AT FOWEY RIVER GALLERY

For this solo show, Amanda produced a collection of framed original sketch book pages. To coincide with this show, a book titled - "The Artist's Journey, a Sketchbook of Cornwall" was produced. This  book of sketches, paintings and annotations gives us an insight into Amanda’s creative journey and working process.

'Often I compare painting a solo show to being at the foot of a mountain or at the start of a long hike, step by step the work is created and one painting flows from another and somehow one has arrived and the show is complete.'

LIVING IN THE MOMENT

SOLO SHOW AT MID CORNWALL GALLERIES

'On February 10th 2017 my niece went into Bristol Royal Children's Hospital for an opperation to remove a brain tumour, I found it impossible to paint at this time and feeling helpless in this situation I found myself back on the coastal paths visiting special places in Cornwall to meditate and sketch. With amazing care and support from all team at Bristol Hospital my neice was soon on the road to recovery, this experience brought about the desire to do something to say thank you and so I decided to produce work from this time for and exhibition. Money raised from a selection of auctioned paintings from the show was given to the Walllace and Gromit Grand Appeal which is the Bristol Childrens Hospital charity.'

The Spirit of Fowey

SOLO SHOW AT FOWEY RIVER GALLERY

For this show Amanda wanted to express the feeling and different moods of Fowey through the seasons and give an little insight into the life of Fowey and why it is such a special place.

SOUTH HAMS JOURNEY

SOLO SHOW AT THE D'ART GALLERY

The paintings for this solo show have been inspired by walking in some of the most beautiful places along the Devon coastline.

'Painting in all weathers and times of the year is an essential part of my working process gathering a wealth of information, colours, mood and the feel of a place. As an artist I really get to know the landscape and can draw inspiration from it.'

A CORNISH SUMMER

 

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Solo Show at Beside the Wave Gallery 

‘A Cornish Summer’ is a map of Amanda's favourite places in the county. From the North and South coasts to the towering views from West Penwith and the sparkling light in Falmouth Bay. 

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions


2007 - present Annual solo shows and group exhibitions at Beside The Wave Cornwall and London
2015 Jane Reeves Gallery Padstow Cornwall, D'art Gallery Dartmouth, Fowey River Gallery Fowey, Red Rag Gallery
2014 Mid-Cornwall Galleries Cornwall, McAllister Thomas Fine Art Surrey, The Lighthouse Gallery Penzance, Cornwall
2009 Peninsula Gallery, Delaware, USA
2008 Iona House Gallery, Oxford
2007 D'art Gallery, Dartmouth
2006 Peninsula Gallery Delaware USA, New Grafton London
2005 - 9 Gallery Tresco Isles of Scilly
2004 - 9 Josie Eastwood Fine Art  Winchester
2004 - 7 Webbs Road London

2004 - 6 Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition Mall Galleries London
2003 Mid Cornwall Galleries ‘Four Seasons.'

2002 Adam Street Gallery London, Selected Exhibitions

2001 ‘Passion for Colour’, Beside The Wave Falmouth

2000 Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn   

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