I’m Amanda. I’m a painter, maker, artist, designer, and a bunch of other names for things that look cool on a business card. This is the part where I tell you why I was born to create art and why you should buy some from me. But I’m not. Because the truth is we are all born to make art, I’m just one of the lucky few who gets to do it for money. By that fact alone, in the grand scheme of humanity, I have already won life’s lottery. If you want to throw your patronage on top of that fact and purchase something, welp, that would be pretty swell too. So let’s talk about painting. I started in 2015. Actually, that’s a lie, I started in 1981 -finger painting in the bathtub – can you believe nobody bought it?
In more recent years years I worked in non-profits in communications and graphic design, which was incredible, but it never paid very well so I supplemented with a variety of creative freelance work, which was a cathartic outlet, and also a feeble attempt to validate the five years and six figures I spent on art school. In 2014 I went out on my own as a graphic designer and filled my downtime with painting and building a commercial illustration portfolio with an emphasis on botanicals. Before long, with the help of social media, people started buying my originals and even my outtakes, which gave me a good excuse to keep going, which was great because this is what I was meant to do. When I am mixing paint and getting ready to apply it to the canvas, I can literally feel my cells shift. I can’t tell you where that comes from, but I suspect it means I am doing what I am supposed to be doing. This is it. I am here. This is now. The flowers are calling my name! And perhaps they are calling yours too.
Thank you for your interest in my work. I am so glad you are here!