Rainbow Paper Art ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ by Amanda Deadman
Amanda Deadman’s rainbow paper art series celebrates the LGBTQIA community. Amanda punch-cut lots of butterflies from heavy watercolour paper and arranged them in undulated lines diagonally across a sheet of the same paper.
She then painted the rainbow colours onto the butterflies with watercolours and also splattered the colours so that the paint reached the background paper. Metallic gold watercolour was added to all of the large butterflies so that they catch the light and are also symbolic of “Light at the end of the tunnel” and “Gold at the end of the rainbow”.
This rainbow paper art is a colourful modern textured relief design. Different shadows are cast, and metallic gold watercolour reflects a lustrous gleam from the up-turned wings depending on the direction of the light.
Amanda’s sculptural rainbow paper art is handmade, unique and signed by the artist.
N.B. The image shown is an example of the series. Amanda makes each individual piece by hand, therefore every one is unique and will vary slightly from the one shown.
Rainbow Paper Art Artist
Amanda Deadman creates stunning 3D paper art made from handpainted and cut paper pieces. Beautiful, bright and colourful artwork and that will certainly elevate your walls!
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 sculptures are 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.