Amanda Ross creates botanical images of extreme clarity and beauty printing directly from preserved horticultural cuttings. A self-confessed plant killer and useless gardener, she constructs her ideal gardens and landscapes using greenery collected from many walks, selected gardens and the occasional 'liberated snippet'.
Drawing on her textile background she uses textile inks, fabrics, paper, and plants from her pressed collection to produce these artworks. A collector of reminders, her plant library has grown from pieces sourced on her travels, both abroad and in the UK, from site-specific vegetation to whatever catches her eye.
Once back in the studio the artworks grow organically from their components, the imagery dictating the scale and colours. Original artworks, hand-printed on fabric, are mounted, framed and sold as such. Each piece is individual and the product of many hours of perfecting both the subject aesthetic and printing process.
Individual plant imprints (printed using the same method) are scanned and amalgamated into the 'Botanical Element Library'. These elements are used to create digital collages which become limited edition prints.
A small, selected, number of these collages are reproduced as gift stationery, greetings cards, reproduction prints or melamine tableware.
All of these products are proudly made in the UK.
Amanda also works to commission and has created bespoke designs for Elemis
, Trowbridge Gallery
, Jersey Pottery and the Garden Museum, amongst others.
Studio 104, Cockpit Arts