Welcome to my blog! My little haven where I can share my thoughts passions and creations with you!
My name is Anica Amphlett and I’m a self-taught artist living on the South Coast of NSW Australia, married to my encouraging husband Laurie with 4 adult children between us and nine adorable grandchildren.
Even though I wasn’t given the opportunity to study art in my youthful years the passion for it never died, only had some dry spells when life simply just got in the way!
I started my business called Anica Art some 30 years ago. This enabled me to work from home and be a Mum to my two young girls. I am still doing photo restorations and finding more and more time to devote to my passion of painting.
Some might remember me for my prints of Australian birds, animals and flora. In the year 2000 I painted a series of 23 paintings of “happy” birds, as I call them, and animals. Limited edition prints were made and literally thousands were sold all over the world.
After careful soul searching I finally know why I paint!
I paint because I want to convey emotion and make people happy when they look at my art! It’s hard to pinpoint emotion in a painting, but you feel it when it’s there… this could be conveyed in the twinkle of an eye, or light, movement or depth. No matter what the subject is, subtly expressing emotion is always the challenge and ultimate goal. These elements spell life and hope for me and hope you feel something when you look at my art as well.
I choose the theme of nature as it is calming, soothing, all living and alive! The birds fly and see everything, farm animals enjoy care-free green pastures until the day they feed us, trees keep secrets, some for hundreds of years…if only they could speak!
Another reason I paint is that this form of meditation is better than medication! (Something similar about those two words… lol :-)) I have a tendency to depression and anxiety, and painting will always be the go-to for some sanity!
Thirdly, if I can make you happy with my creations, it is my greatest pleasure to make it possible!
I paint in watercolour, acrylics, gouache, pastels and oils, with watercolour being my favourite. I am inspired by everything in nature, forever chasing the light, and simply adoring the power of the Australian sun!
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