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Bedtime stories transported this artist-mum back
to a time when she was first dazzled by illustration.
Artworks by Amanda Kindregan
text by jenny lacey
In past years, painter and printmaker, Amanda Kindregan admired a variety of artists such as Alex Katz, Andy Warhol and Mike Kelley. But it wasn’t until she had children that she re-discovered her love of 1950’s Children’s book illustration. And it is now a constant source of inspiration for her artwork today. “Having children changed my focus,” she says. “Reading to my daughters, Sophie (six) and Molly (three) every night, brought me back to a place where I was first impressed by artwork.” Some of her favourite illustrators then were Maurice Sendak, Gyo Fujikawa and Hilary Knight. “I loved their artwork as a child and now my own children love them as well … it’s very resonant.”
Visit Amanda Kindregan’s Etsy store to purchase limited edition prints of her artworks.