“I am drawn to the interplay of light, the relationships and interactions it forms as it throws and refracts, reflects and illuminates the environment. A warm glow on a subject’s skin, glistening reflections beneath the ocean. Using vibrant colours and buttery oil paint, thick strokes and chaotic lines, these are the things that excite me. It is part of who I am, I make art because I love it.
As a child I spent many school holidays painting with my grandfather and artist, Greg Baker in his Kalamunda studio. It was through him I learned to love to paint. He taught me to really look at the world around me. Always challenging me with questions like “What colours do you see in that shadow?”.
After traveling Australia in 2017, I found myself inspired by what I had experienced, and I began to pick up my brushes and paint with intention.
These experiences are reflected through my work.”
Amelia is a self taught artist from the Southwest of Western Australia that now calls Broome home.
Her work has exhibited in galleries throughout the Southwest region, including Yallingup, Cowaramup and Dunsborough. Since her first exhibition in 2018 she has gone on to be shortlisted for the Art Geo prize (2018, 2019), Unearth Pemberton prize and the Bridgetown People and Places award (2018, 2019) where she was awarded the portrait prize in 2018.