Better known as *manda to her peers, Amanda Ang has shown art can be pursued as a career in Singapore. At the tender age of 22, she’s already decorated the house of MediaCorp artist Chen Han Wei who was impressed with her brand of innovative art. Who says business and art don’t mix together? Hold that thought now!
Amanda’s works are rather spontaneous. She draws inspiration from other artists’ works. When she looks at their work, she wants to do something similar. The tiniest details, like a baby crying in his pram, clouds in the sky, and browsing through magazines allow her to draw ideas. By drawing things that are familiar to her, she feels that her works are extensions of her. People who know her often find traces of her in her art work. Her works change over time as different experiences in life and moods affect her work. Trivia: Pandas are easily identifiable in Amanda’s works, because ‘panda’ is actually short for ‘Amanda’!