Amanda Jane West- mountain art - the Spirit of Place is always my starting point.
Amanda Jane West Art, Switzerland
08/2008 – present
Visual Artist/ Mother
2011 and 2012 exhibited at Haldegallerie in Widen AG.
2017 Exhibition at Expats Expo.
2020 Exhibition in Gstaad.
Studied German to B1, Swiss German A1 and Dutch B2
Amanda Jane West Art, Luxembourg
12/1997 – 07/2008
Visual Artist/ Art teacher/ Mother
Luxembourg offers a universal basic income to mothers who choose to stay home to care for their children. I chose this option.
Studied French to A2 level and Luxembourgish to advanced level.
Exhibited at “Show Your Art” as well as at the American Embassy in Luxembourg.
Designed and supervised construction of our home.
Taught art to an adult group and completed a number of commissions of oil paintings
KMH Architects, Cape Town, South Africa
07/1995 – 11/1997
Design, working drawings and site supervision of Mount Nelson Hotel – Palm Avenue wing- alterations and additions.
Project architect of Red Cross Children’s Hospital at beginning of construction
Allan Marais Associates, Stellenbosch, South Africa
01/1991 – 06/1995
Design and presentation of proposals for Kanonkop, Verdun and Brandwacht wine estates, as well as for Windhoek Country Club Resort, and Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre- now Legacy Hotels.
Design and presentation of a number of housing developments in Paradyskloof, Theewaterskloof and Die Boord,
Key accomplishments: Part of the design team that landed 3 large hotel projects, and promoted to Associate Partner
H.O.A. Shirley and Associates, Manzini, then Swaziland
07/1991 – 12/1991
Design and presentation of proposals for UNISWA and Trans World Radio
Geraghty Little & McCaffery, Durban, South Africa
01/1988 – 07/1990
Design, working drawings and site supervision of House Stefanutti, M&R Mini Factories, and Ebonyfield Mini Factories
Professional Practice Exam for admission to the South African Institute of Architects,
Key accomplishments: Delivered projects on time and admitted to the SAIA.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
Texas A&M, College Station, USA
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship for one year non degree study in Urban Design
University of Kwa Zulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
Certificate of Merit 1983.
First Prize M&R Des Baker Awards 1986
First Prize Perm National Student Competition 1986
Publication in the KZN Institute of Architects Journal featuring the class of 82