Mandascat c/o Amanda Jayne White.
Art is in my blood, coming from a long line of artists I naturally fell into a creative lifestyle, what else is a girl to do?
A past that started with a degree in Art and Design, I made a job!.. Community Arts Officer working for Cultural Services.. doing anything from community carnivals, fire sculpture, mosaics, curated community art exhibitions working with artists the ilk of Eric Bainbridge.
This role brought me into contact with young creative minds and I soon found myself Education Action Zone Arts Coordinator, a role across twenty schools raising educational standards via creative processes.
I enjoyed the young creative minds so much it seemed a natural calling to become a course leader in a specialist art college, a place filled with young exciting creative minds.
I have a passion for the arts and lecturing, this passion was rewarded in 2013 when I was awarded a Distinction by The Pearson Award for FE Teacher/Lecturer of the Year.
So thats me.. now who is Mandascat?
Lecturing is my job, one I love.. but an artist needs to create.. Mandascat is my creation, my creative release, my soul which sometimes needs to fly.. or in Mandascat case, play, chase string, catch birds and general cat mischief. Think of Mandascat as a writers nom de plume and I think you'll get me.
What can you expect from Mandascat?
Hand drawn original art.. I've exported commissioned pieces to the States, designed work for an album cover working hand in hand with the artist and print company, produced work for festival websites and merchandise, illustrations for an educational childrens book.. but the biggest thrill seeing the smiles when people receive a piece of bespoke art work.
I can produce art which can then be transformed to prints, stickers, flyers, fabric, bags, cups.. let your imagination run wild with mine.