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My Bio
Flemish/Renaissance/Medieval portrait obsessive and collector of skulls, junk, kooky toys, sleazy pulp novels and dolls from the 60's and 70's, living in Cardiff [UK] with my partner Paul and our cats Lupa and Tog. I mainly work in oils on wood and also do digital portraiture using a tablet.


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Checkout my website here...www.amandaclegg.co.uk and leave comments anywhere on the site.

Current Residence: Cardiff, UK
Favourite style of art: Renaissance / Dutch / Flemish
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: ipod Touch
Skin of choice: Wrinkle free
Personal Quote: Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened

Favourite Visual Artist
Cranach, Holbein, Van Eyck,
Favourite Movies
Let the Right One In, Name of the Rose,
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Kings of Convenience, Arve Henriksen Air, Sigur Rós, The Smiths, Joan As Policewoman
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC
Tools of the Trade
Oil on wood, Photoshop, pencil, Graphics Tablet and stylus
Other Interests
Collecting Mexican Retablos and Sleazy Pulp novels
Vanity Fair magazine, founded in 1868 by Thomas Gibson Bowles, featured caricatures of well-known personalities of the Victorian and Edwardian period. Although there were numerous artists who contributed to the publication, these Vanity Fair portraits, or caricatures, are collectively known as ‘SPY’ cartoons. Named after the pseudonym (or nom de crayon) of their most influential artist, Leslie Ward, they are an apt name as Ward would study his ‘victims’ for many hours prior to beginning his preliminary sketches. Over the last 5 years or so, I have been commissioned more and more to produce my own versions of these. My
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Secret Sitters

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I’ve long admired eye miniatures from the 18th Century. These ‘Lover’s Eye’ miniatures were often made into brooches, pendants or rings and given as love tokens. They ooze mystery and intrigue, tantalising the viewer into guessing the identity of the secret lover, although many miniatures were probably simply a form of sentimental or mourning jewelry. See a good selection of Lover’s Eye brooches here on Pinterest. Secret Sitters are my homage to these brooches, but I have decided to present them on antique books instead. I have a variety of books in stock. If you wish to commission your own Secret Sitter miniatu
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Check it out www.amandaclegg.co.uk Let me know what you think.
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Happy B-Day.Meow :3 
Happy B-Day.Meow :3 
Happy B-Day to you.Huggle! Heart 
That's sweet of you thank you :blowkiss: