Wall Art Paper ‘Hortensia Calamine’ by Amanda Deadman Art
‘Hortensia Calamine’ is the second of Amanda Deadman’s circular series named ‘Hortensia’ which is the Latin name for the Hydrangea plant. Each flower in this wall paper art has a graduated colour wash of Farrow & Ball colour ‘Calamine’ fading into white. Amanda then paints squiggly lines all over in gold ink and cuts hydrangea shaped petals in various sizes. Black and dark grey edges add contrast to each flower.
Each flower is shaped so that the edges curl upwards enhancing the 3D effect of the whole piece. The flowers are arranged in a circle on heavy watercolour paper with the larger, darker ones raised up on varying heights on tiny foam board plinths. The height of the flowers descends out from the centre getting lower at the edges.
A stunning and highly textured modern relief design reveals individual flowers on closer inspection. The piece casts different shadows and light reflections from the metallic paint depending on the direction of the light.
Materials used: Farrow & Ball emulsion, gold ink and watercolour paper on foam board in a white glazed (Perspex) deep box frame.
Wall Art Paper Artist
Amanda Deadman creates stunning 3D paper art made from handpainted and cut paper pieces. Beautiful, bright and colourful artwork that elevates your decor.
Amanda’s art journey began with a degree in 3D design and photography from West Surrey College of Art and Design. She works with a variety of media. From college, she produced kiln-formed glass for sale exclusively through Aaronson galleries in Piccadilly London, and Edinburgh, Scotland. She has also painted all her life, producing photo-realistic work, in watercolour and acrylic on canvas. Her sculptural artwork exists in galleries and collections across the globe.
More recently, Amanda has returned to her 3D roots and now specialises in creating beautiful, intricate and detailed cut watercolour and paper artworks. She loves using watercolour, gold leaf and gold ink, and creating interesting colour graduations.
She has also branched out into creating completely white artworks which she continues to explore.
Amanda Deadman’s 3D wall paper art is handmade in her tranquil home studio in North Oxfordshire, UK. The natural world, such as flowers, insects, birds, and fish inspires her artworks. She is also very much a book and film fan, and her favourite films and books, such as ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘Jonathan Livingstone Seagull’ also feature in her work.