Amanda Ward was born in London and studied at West Surrey College of Art, she worked as an illustrator for 15 years. Her work featured in Cosmopolitan (1983-94), The Radio Times and the Economist. Among the many companies who have commissioned her work are the Body Shop, Greenpeace, Barclays Bank, B.T., Network Southeast, Boots, Penguin, Harper Collins, The National Grid, Unilever and Saatchi and Saatchi.
In the past 15 years I have become much more politically active and have felt compelled to make art that is engaged with the injustice of the wars that we perpetrate and to which we contribute. Brian Haw’s campaign in Parliament Square has become the focal point for me and many others and especially his highlighting of the horrors of Depleted Uranium and the disgusting and lethal effects its use has had in Fallujah and elsewhere in Iraq and other counties.