LIFE IS THE MASTERPIECE
Amanda O’Bryan, artist, designer and author
Creative Queen Bees is about exploring the artistic wonder and joy of the creative spirit.
I believe in the healing, restoring, and transformative power of creativity and endeavor to experience it daily through my art, illustration, watercolours, and acrylic painting, design, and writing.
Botanicals are my muse, not only for their inherent beauty, also because flowers, herbs, nature is an exquisite lesson in creative growth.
Every flower grows uniquely, as does creativity. Botanicals, particularly flowers have symbolism, purpose, and meaning with a sacred language expressed with creative beauty, and importantly, without bees, a flower cannot bloom.
“For bees, the flower is the foundation of life. For flowers, the bee is the messenger of love”.
Kahil Gilbran, artist and writer in the 1800’s.
My artwork is the language of wonder, connection, love, and nurturing creativity. I paint botanical-style watercolours from my illustrations on paper and flowing, watery semi-abstract acrylics and ink on canvas.
From my garden studio in Lorn, on the banks of the Hunter River in NSW, Australia, I am lucky to be surrounded by my own and the historic gardens of my hometown. With an abundance of local flower farms, including The Lorn Rose Farm and my daughter’s wedding floristry business (where I salvage the leftover flowers to paint) there is inspiration all around me.
My original artwork, illustration, and designs are available via my online shop, or catalogue, by commission, exhibition, and under license. My watercolour workshops, public speaking, and book – Daily Acts Of Creativity, are also available in the online shop or please reach out to me via email.
I hope you find your sense of creative beauty among the blooms at Creative Queen Bees.
Spark your inner Creative Queen Bee
with Daily Acts of Creativity
Come on a deep dive into living a healthier, more connected, authentic life through intentional creativity, with me. I will take you on a gentle and life-affirming journey of self-love and self-expression that fosters a state of creative well-being. My uplifting book was born through my recovery from Ovarian Cancer and is designed as a heart-felt reset for those looking to create a more fulfilled and balanced life. Be the artist in the creative process of your own life through daily acts of creativity.
ENJOY EVERLASTING BOTANICALS
with an artwork commission
In many ways, my artwork is much like Floriography, exploring the symbolism and meaning of botanicals. My artwork and design commissions are expressions of your meaning and can symbolise love, joy, well-being, confidence, abundance, balance, peace, beauty, or celebration for everlasting connection.
ABOUT AMANDA O’BRYAN
Amanda O’Bryan is an artist, illustrator, designer and author. Amanda invites people of all walks of life to embrace the role creativity can play in their lives through her floral inspired artwork and commissions, together with her art workshops, public speaking and book ‘Daily Acts Of Creativity’.