Amanda Hoskin was born and grew up in Cornwall. After graduating from Falmouth School of Art and Design, she became a freelance wildlife illustrator, working and living in London.
She returned to Cornwall in the early 1990s to become a sailing instructor, on the beautiful river Fal estuary, through the summer months and travelling in winter. During this time she continued to paint, changing the medium from watercolour to oils. Her style became much freer and she began to concentrate on the changing skies and spectacular landscapes in Cornwall and Devon.
As always, Amanda combines technical mastery with 'fast and loose' expressive use of paint amongst the more considered marks to capture the light and atmosphere of the landscape that she knows and loves so well. Her national and international reputation continues its rapid growth.