FINE ART LOOK BOOK 2016/17
This is a catalogue of original fine artworks and surface patterns. It is also a visual essay of a recent compulsion of mine.
I will draw The Ink Blobs all day if I can; mostly I have to save it as a reward for after I’m done ‘work’ work.
Over the next several pages are experiments in markmaking applied to paper, canvas and wood; each is a unique and handcrafted pattern informed by nature and visual design theory. But at first, they were The Ink Blobs. I didn’t know what they were, and I couldn’t stop making them.
I’ve shared The Ink Blobs with a handful of friends, and they were very kind to suggest to me that The Blobs might look good on dresses, scarves, teapots, yoga pants, and so on. I immediately started teaching myself to make seamless surface patterns as a handy rationale for making more.
On most days, my work as an illustrator and creative director involves making things that look like things. If a client wants an airplane, I draw an airplane. I enjoy my work, and it lets me hone hard skills and use my imagination in equal parts. Last year, though, I designed personalized invitations for my wedding, and though I intended to draw pictures of pinecones on them (oh man, do I love pinecones!), I just started drawing blobs. Now it is all I want to do.
I continue to do studies with a variety of mixed media materials, and these turn into a variety of fine artworks that could hang in homes, offices, galleries and public spaces which might benefit from a little extra nature inspired beauty. And now here we are. I hope you like what you see in this catalogue. Feel free to contact me if you are interested discussing or aquiring any of my original artwork. All the best, Amanda Marie Schutz
TO SEE MY L ATEST WORK AND S T U D I O P ROC E S S : www.amandaschutz.com // @amandaschutzie
Many of these artworks have been adapted to seamless surface patterns and applied to retail product. Here are a few samples, contact me for more information on licensing and product development.
ARTWORK DETAILS COVER ART - LICHEN 1 GOUACHE & INK ON WOOD PANEL 20” x 24”
LICHEN 2 INK ON PAPER 24” x 18” - SOLD
ANENOME 1 INK ON PAPER XX” x XX”
12. LICHEN SKETCHES (VARIOUS) INDIA INK ON PAPER 11” x 15”
ANENOME 2 GOUACHE & INK ON WOOD PANEL 24” x 36”
13. SEAWEED 1 GOUACHE & INK ON WOOD PANEL 20” x 24”
LICHEN 3 GOUACHE & INK ON PAPER 15” x 22”
14. INK BLOB 1 INK & OIL PASTEL ON PAPER 10” x 10”
FOREST STUDY 1 GOUACHE & INK ON PAPER 15” x 22”
15. ABSTRACT PASTEL 1 INK & OIL PASTEL ON PAPER 11” x 17”
ANENOME 3 GOUACHE & INK ON WOOD PANEL 8” x 8”
16. ABSTRACT PASTEL 2 INK & OIL PASTEL ON PAPER 11” x 17”
ANENOME 4 GOUACHE & INK ON WOOD PANEL 8” x 8”
ANENOME 5 GOUACHE & INK ON WOOD PANEL 14” x 18”
18. LICHEN 5 GOUACHE & INK ON WOOD PANEL 8” x 8”
ANENOME 6 GOUACHE & INK ON WOOD PANEL 8” x 8”
19. LICHEN 6 GOUACHE & INK ON PAPER 42” x 32”
10. ANENOME 7 GOUACHE & INK ON WOOD PANEL 12” x 36”
ANENOME 8 GOUACHE & INK ON WOOD PANEL 8” x 8”
LICHEN 4 GOUACHE & INK ON WOOD PANEL 8” x 8”
20. LICHEN 7 GOUACHE & INK ON WOOD PANEL 20” x 16”
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Amanda Schutz is me, and I am a Canadian illustrator, designer, and fine artist. My work has appeared in magazines, childrenâ€™s books, and exhibitions across Canada and the US. I really like pinecones. FOR COMMISSION INQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL ME ANYTIME: 780.231.4717 OR HELLO@AMANDASCHUTZ.COM. THANKS FOR LOOKING!
Published on Sep 30, 2016
A portfolio of original mixed media artwork for sale from illustrator/fine artist Amanda Schutz. www.amandaschutz.com