Linescapes specialises in illustrations of architectural landmarks, iconic buildings and house portraits.

Since she was a child, Amalia has been at her happiest when drawing. It has been a central part of her life in Spain, USA and UK – where her talents were recognised with a Master’s degree from the Royal College of Art.

It was in Los Angeles in the early 90s that she started to appreciate architecture (the modernist case study houses in particular captured her eye). This inspired her to become an Architect but from the beginning her instincts pulled her toward its artistic rather than its technical side. This tension, between her passion and the demands of her job, was present throughout her career.

It wasn’t until she moved to Brighton that she finally realised that she didn’t have to be torn between architecture and drawing and that she could, in fact, blend them.

Using her distinct, modernist style she could represent the clichéd in a fresh way. Living in Brighton, the beauty of the city made her realise how many stunning buildings there were and she came up with the idea of capturing their artistry as well as celebrating ‘ordinary’, less celebrated homes. So she added commissioned house portraits to her portfolio.

In Amalia’s own words:

“Architecture is a highly functional creative expression, so for a while I was able to fulfil my artistic needs to a certain degree. But after years of being an architect I realised that it wasn’t enough. I was an artist doing an architect’s job. So I left to pursue my passion: to draw buildings that fascinate me – from modernist and brutalist buildings by some of my heroes, Lubetkin, Wells Coates etc – to iconic landmarks but in my own, understated, elegant style”

Despite the disparate styles, ages and types of architecture that she draws, Amalia’s style has pulled them into a uniform collection so the prints sit together in a way that soothes the eye.