Well-known artist Amanda Hyatt travels from Australia to tutor Sidmouth group

PUBLISHED: 14:43 05 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:43 05 September 2018

Watercolour artist Amanda Hyatt demonstrating her technique as she paints Sidmouth's red Jurassic cliffs. Picture: Contributed

Watercolour artist Amanda Hyatt demonstrating her technique as she paints Sidmouth's red Jurassic cliffs. Picture: Contributed

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Amanda Hyatt has been sharing her skills with the East Devon Art Academy

Amanda Hyatt at work. Picture: ContributedAmanda Hyatt at work. Picture: Contributed

A well-known artist from Australia has been in Sidmouth sharing her techniques with the East Devon Art Academy.

Amanda Hyatt had never visited the town before, but loved Sidmouth so much that she has already agreed to return for another week-long workshop next year.

She spent the last week of August demonstrating her mastery of watercolour painting to a group of 14 students, some of whom had come from as far away as York and Ireland to learn from her.

“Everyone was surprised that I managed to get her to come to Sidmouth,” said Cathy Osbond, the director of the EDAA. “I just asked her nicely! We’re very lucky that she’s agreed to do this, it’s a real coup.

One of Amanda Hyatt's watercolours, showing her distinctive technique. Picture; ContributedOne of Amanda Hyatt's watercolours, showing her distinctive technique. Picture; Contributed

“Amanda is a fantastic teacher as well as a wonderful watercolour artist.”

The group spent two days being tutored by Amanda in the studio, and then went out to paint outdoor scenes, including Jacob’s Ladder.

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