Amanda Patton established her firm at the beginning of 2000 as a natural progression from 20 or so years as a professional illustrator, following a degree in Textile Design [nurturing an appreciation of colour, touch and texture]. Initially working in archaeology, Amanda soon started illustrating gardening books and thus her interest in the subject developed; illustrating around 80 books in total including all but one of Alan Titchmarsh’s gardening titles. Most of Amanda's design work is for private clients, though she has completed a percentage of commercial work which has included health care centres, a military cemetery, hotels and student accommodation. Amanda will creates spaces that will make you feel good but will work for you, adding a real and lasting value to your home. Inspired by nature, light, seasons and colour, Amanda is fascinated by contrasts in tone and the subtleties of light and like to develop my eye for this through painting and sketching. As a registered member of the Society of Garden Designers and a member of the Garden Media Guild, Amanda's work has featured in various books and magazines. Amanda was also a regular broadcaster on BBC Somerset for eight years until she moved to Sussex in 2012. She now writes articles for a range of national magazines including Homes and Gardens.