Biography

Amanda Hyatt was born and educated in Melbourne and qualified with a BSc (Hons – Chemistry) and Dip Ed. She began her art career in 1984 and has since achieved the following:

  • Recognised as one of Australia’s and world’s best watercolour artists who pushes the boundary of traditional watercolour.
  • Sought after portrait painter (oil), examples Prof. Peter Doherty (Nobel Laureate), Prof Robin Batterham (Chief Scientist, Rio Tinto); Sir Malcolm McIntosh (CEO, CSIRO); Mr Barry Jones and numerous CSIRO executives including Prof. Mike Rickard and Dr Bill Snowdon).
  • 33 solo exhibitions, 2 in New York.
  • Won most Australian art awards including the following majors: The Camberwell Rotary Gold Medal for watercolour, and 8 other Club awards. The St Kevin’s College 1st prize. Mt Waverley 1st prize. The AME Bale watercolour award. People’s Choice Award Victorian Artist Society. Victorian Artist Society Artist of the Year. Kenneth Jack Watercolour Award.

Elected member of:

  • Twenty Melbourne Painter’s Society.
  • Australian Watercolour Institute.
  • Watercolour Society of Australia
  • Signatory member of the Victorian Artist Society.

Publications (refer to link)

Teaching:

  • Recognised as one of Australia’s best teacher/tutor in watercolour.
  • Recognised as one on the worlds top en plein air artist and teacher.
  • Teaches at major Australian painting workshops.
  • Invited teacher/tutor of international workshops including England, France, Portugal and Italy.

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