Amanda originally trained as a painter and then had a career as a chartered architect for many years. She taught at Edinburgh College of Art and Napier University on various fine art, design and architecture courses for over a decade. She has won awards in both architecture and painting.
Recently Amanda returned to painting full time focusing on buildings, landscape and figurative work in various media. She also writes poetry. Recently moved from Ford, near Pathhead to Edinburgh with her partner and their two children.