About Amelia

Amelia Anderson (née Blackett) is a classically trained artist and illustrator who lives and works in South West London. Throughout her life she has been passionate about art and is always happiest with a pencil or a paintbrush in her hand.

Having grown up in Northumberland, Amelia then spent 3 years studying at Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence where she learnt the art of portraiture using the traditional method of 'sight-size'. This is a way of painting from life using natural light and was a method adopted by the Old Masters from Rembrandt to Velasquez to her particular favourite, John Singer Sargent. 

On her return from Italy, she moved to London and began to undertake commissions from her studio whilst working part time as an art teacher in a prep school in Central London. She thoroughly enjoyed working with young children and teaching them a range of skills and techniques.

Over time Amelia's work has developed and she spends much of her time drawing and painting animals. She draws very intricate and accurate commissions of people's pets; mainly dogs but some horses and cats and even a recent enquiry for a ferret! 

Amelia has always loved animals and they are the inspiration for her work. She is happiest when designing and creating fun new images of animals in clothing in her quirky pen and watercolour style. 

She lives in South West London with her husband and combines her work with looking after their three young daughters.

Forthcoming Exhibitions

  • 18th Nov 2017, Wandsworth Prep School Christmas Fair, 2 Allfarthing Lane, London. SW18 2PQ
  • 22nd Nov 2017, Alma Christmas Fair, The Alma Pub, 499 Old York Road, London. SW18 1TF
  • 27th + 28th Nov 2017, Asthma Gift Fair, Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, SW6 3PR
  • 29th Nov 2017, Allfarthing School Christmas Shopping Evening, Allfarthing Primary School, SW18 2 LJ
  • 30th Nov 2017, The Absolute Best Christmas Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, London. SW3 5EE
  • 3rd Dec 2017, Hornsby House Christmas Market, Hornsby House School, London. SW12 8RS
  • March 2018, Affordable Art Fair, exhibiting with Will's Art Warehouse

Exhibitions

  • 2017, Affordable Art Fair, exhibiting with Will's Art Warehouse
  • 2016, Northcote Road Christmas Shopping Extravaganza, Battersea, London
  • 2016, Tynedale Hunt Christmas Fair, Matfen Hall, Northumberland
  • 2016, Hornsby House Christmas Market, Balham, London
  • 2016, The Alma Christmas Fair, Wandsworth, London
  • 2015, Tynedale Hunt Christmas Fair, Matfen Hall, Northumberland
  • 2015, Hornsby House Christmas Market, Balham, London
  • 2015, The Alma Christmas Fair, Wandsworth, London 
  • 2014, The Alma Christmas Fair, Wandsworth, London
  • 2013, Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia, London
  • 2013, the CLA Game Fair sponsored by Brewin Dolphin, Blenheim Palace
  • 2013, SOLO exhibition at 54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, London
  • 2012, Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia, London 
  • 2012, The CLA Game Fair sponsored by Brewin Dolphin, Ragley Hall
  • 2010, exhibition sponsored by Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Bywell Hall, Northumberland
  • 2003 - 2006, Studied at Charles H. Cecil Studios, Florence.