I have been a practising artist and designer for most of my life. My main interests derive from both natural stimuli and the urban environment to create and provoke a different sense of perception. My design and illustration evolve in a reactive and enquiring way to the brief, whether it be for a book or magazine cover or illustrations. I apply traditional hands-on methods, with paints, ink, printmaking, hand written script – but I also adopt the digital when elements need to combine.
I was awarded a BA (Hons) in Fine Art back in 1979 and a while later I completed an MA in Graphic Design and Communication (Research) and was awarded a Distinction.
My paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Cork Street London; Bedford Park, Chiswick; The Chapel Row Gallery, Bath; The Gallery, Barnes; Hampton Fountain Gallery; Lloyds, Guildford; Lloyds London; Ham House. Sole exhibitions at Wimbledon Library and Teddington Landmark Centre. Some of my work is in Private Collections and in the Permanent Collection at the Whitworth gallery, Manchester.
My book cover designs and illustrations date from 1980-2020 and a selection of these are in the Design and Illustration section on this website.
Listed here are some of my clients:
HEAD OF ZEUS Publishers
LIVERIGHT, NORTON Publishers
THE NATIONAL TRUST
ARGO HELLENIC REVIEW
SOLO SYNDICATION & LITERARY AGENCY
PRIVATELY COMMISSIONED ILLUSTRATION, PRINTS, DESIGN AND BRANDING
All Images and Designs on this website are under strict copyright of the artist: ©Amanda Short 2021.