Amada Estabillo was born in Scarborough to an Irish-American mother and a Filipino father and grew up in Newmarket. She attended York University and earned a BFA in Visual Art as well as a BEd. She teaches art in York region and lives in the Brockton Village area of Toronto with her husband, two daughters, a small dog and a couple of budgies.
Amada’s recent work explores weather, textiles and nature through a formal framework of colour, line, pattern and mark-making. In her work the process of production, the layering of form and shape, the covering and uncovering of areas and the record of time passing are evident. Amada explores spatial relationship through formal compositional choices while retaining elements of spontaneity and unexpected connection.