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Amy was born in Calcutta, India in 1969 into a family of Tea Merchants. After schooling at Downe House, Amy completed a Foundation at Middlesex Univesity and then went on to gain a Bsc Hons and Msc in Textile Design at UMIST in Manchester. She then worked in the fashion trade in London before heading out to Kenya in 1997 to pursue a career as an artist.
"This move from the urban jungle of London to the Great Rift valley had a profound and positive effect on me creatively. The sense of freedom and adventure was tangible and I started to sketch and paint to document these adventures and share my experiences."
"Our light aircraft allows my husband and me to explore this amazing country. Kenya has such a diverse range of natural environments, peoples, birds and animals. I paint to preserve my own memories of Kenya on canvas- to express my connection to Nature and the diverse Cultures found here."
"I am drawn towards patterns found in tribal textiles, jewellery and architecture of Africa and Asia and increasingly interested in involving these cultural references in my work, either on paper, canvas or frame. There is a strong connection to the fusion of African, Arabic and Asian design."
LOW COST AFFORESTATION IN AFRICA TREE SEEDS IN A PROTECTIVE CAPSULE CHARCOAL DUST + NUTRITIOUS BINDER
Amy is a supporting member of a new and exciting reforestation initiative called SEEDBALLS KENYA.