The idea for the Southampton Heritage print range came after a history tour around Southampton. The retelling of the city’s history and memories of her granddad - a fire fighter during the war - combined with a love of architecture and the desire to improve her lino cutting skills, provided the inspiration for Amanda to create the concept for the range.
Amanda wanted to create a print celebrating the historic buildings that survived the bombings in WW2 and can still be seen in the city today, but are often overlooked. She spent a number of days sketching and photographing, walking and cycling around the city before deciding on a composition that worked.
The first in the range, Southampton Heritage Cityscape, was one of four artworks to win an open submission competition and was on display for one year, printed supersize on a wall at Westquay shopping centre. In 2017, Amanda added Southampton Old Town and Southampton Arcades to the range.
Course studied: BA (Hons) Fine Art
Products from the Southampton Heritage print range are available to buy in store at Re:So.