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Amanda Hyatt


Born in Melbourne.


  • 1971-1974. Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry and quantum mechanics, BSc Hons.
  • 1975. Dip Ed.
  • 1971-1973. Fine art under Richard Crichton RMIT and CIT (part time).
  • 1976-1983. Secondary Science/Maths Teacher Education Dept.
  • 1986-present. Professional Artist.

Over 200 group exhibitions and 37 Solo exhibitions including New York, Dalian, Shenzhen, Shanghai (China) and Taipei (Taiwan).


  • Australian Watercolour Institute (Since 1992),
  • Watercolour Society of Victoria.
  • Member of Twenty Melbourne Painters Society (Since 1992).
  • Signatory member Victorian Artists Society (Since 1987).

Over 400 both nationally and internationally including UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Antarctica, New Zealand. Art show judge (including Camberwell 2019).


  • UK, USA, Italy, Australia, NZ.
  • Portrait (Sir Malcolm McIntosh) Head Office CSIRO Canberra.
  • Chiefs of CSIRO Portraits (William Snowden, Martin Jeggo, Mike Rickard) permanent collection Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) Geelong.


  • Over 30 invited articles The Australian Artist and International Artist.
  • 15 articles The Artist UK.
  • Three articles L’Art de L’Aquarelle France.
  • Book: “Watercolour: Tonal Impressionism”.
  • Flashart USA.
  • CDC Atlanta (USA) publication “Emerging Infectious Diseases” (cover).
  • Four DVDs APV Films UK.


  • Amanda has won over 100 awards including 47 first prizes such as: The Camberwell Gold Medal 1992 (Judged by Sir William Dargie).
  • Eight additional Camberwell Section Awards.
  • Triple finalist for Camberwell Travel Grant.
  • AME Bale Watercolour Award 1992.
  • VAS Gordon Moffat Award 2008.
  • VAS Artist Of The Year 2009.
  • Kenneth Jack Award 2012.
  • Inaugural Contemporary Art Prize VAS 2014.
  • Inaugural 9×5 Award VAS 2023.

Amanda is a tonal impressionist Alla Prima watercolourist, making every brushstroke matter, who also paints in oils. She believes that light and atmosphere are the key essentials for her art and doesn’t rely on colour. She uses a reduced, more muted colour palette and makes tone ‘do all the work’ rather than letting ‘colour get all the glory’. She has been described as a ‘Master Artist’ (Director of the Dalian Art Gallery, China), one of the ‘top seven en plein air Masters’ (L’Art de L’Aquarelle) and “is now considered to be one of the most exciting and ground-breaking watercolour artists in the world” (APV Films 2019).


To view DVD trailers, click on DVD of interest in the side bar (on phones, the DVDs are shown at the bottom of the page)


Gallery of paintings by Amanda Hyatt.