Anica Amphlett is a self-taught visual artist living on the South Coast of NSW best known for her paintings of Australian birds, animals and flora.
Back in the year 2000 when living in the Blue Mountains, thousands of limited edition prints of birds, animals and flora were sold and shipped around the world. The original paintings of these were painted in watercolour gouache on black mat board. (Gouache is just a more opaque form of watercolour.)
After moving to the South Coast of NSW in 2003, life imposed some challenges and painting took a back seat.
In recent years since 2016, Anica’s passion for painting revived again as well as her newly-found fascination with more traditional watercolours.
Anica’s paintings are now predominantly watercolours in which she likes to combine both looseness and detail in some form with the aim of capturing personality, mood, feeling and ambience. “I want my paintings to make people feel happy and evoke some positive emotion!” says Anica.
Subject matter isn't just confined to wildlife but also to the beauty of both rural life and the immediate surrounds of the pristine South Coast beaches.