The story behind Pebble Beach Prints
My name is Amanda and I am a West Australian printmaker and textile artist. I grew up in Perth and moved to Northern W.A. in 2000, trading in city life for those big blue skies, red pindan earth, turquoise ocean, the heat of long summers and night skies full of stars. Some of my happiest times were working with Indigenous groups in the Western Desert, then building a home and art studio on a beachside bush block in Exmouth, home to the Ningaloo Reef. The perfect place to bring up a young family, teach visual art classes and start an arts business.
I like to connect our everyday lives with nature through my art. To remind us of the simple beauty in the untouched environment. A special place. The life beyond our busy urban human lives or small town lives. A pet hate of mine is the amount of mass produced junky things cluttering up our world. They have no thought or love poured into them. No connection. My response to this dilemma was to start Pebble Beach Prints in 2011. Equipped with a Bachelor of Visual Arts and a love of good quality natural textiles, I started to draw and design prints in response to my environment, Ningaloo, a world heritage listed area renowned for pristine beaches, spectacular marine life and a great connection to a wild Australian outdoors.
I found my prints resonated with an audience beyond Ningaloo, anyone looking for unique coastal style textiles or had an appreciation of our Australian bush themes.
At the end of 2019 I moved back to Perth to better support my family. My inspiration for new designs now comes from nostalgic memories of growing up here and seeing this beautiful region with fresh eyes again.
I hope you enjoy them.