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Amanda Bloom

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My work is inspired by the fields and meadows that I walk in every day with my dog, Molly.  Having spent most of my life in a city, I found a totally new creative world opening up to me when I moved to the countryside.  For the first time in my life I feel in touch with nature. I watch the seasons unfolding, the flora and fauna changing and the most of all the fields altering around me every day.  This connection with nature gives me a space to breathe.

In 1994 I gained a first class degree in Three Dimensional Design at Middlesex University and then went on to work in interior design, before gaining a Certificate in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of The Arts.  Fascinated by the way that art allows people to express themselves, I completed a Masters in Integrative Art Psychotherapy, and began working with individual clients, using the arts to help them explore their feelings.  Since moving from London to Hertfordshire in 2008 I have been concentrating on my own work, with a particular emphasis on textiles and mixed media.

Email: amanda.bloom@btinternet.com

Web: www.amandabloom.co.uk