Amanda’s journey to artist is as unique as her body of work. A self-proclaimed travel addict, Amanda is equally as curious about the world around her as she is about the subtleties of the inner dynamics of human relationships and she is not afraid to tackle difficult subjects with bold authenticity. Amanda’s gift as a natural storyteller gives her an ability to deeply connect with her viewers and has caught the attention of New York City based curator and promoter Renée Phillips who recently wrote, “Thank you for creating art that always makes me smile.  You combine a child-like spontaneity with sophisticated compositions and expert color arrangements.”

Amanda’s work has also been described as “refreshingly brave and unique” by San Francisco based artist, Nicholas Wilton.   Amanda strives to create dynamic tension in her work through the use of color, composition, and texture as she pushes into a subject and she brings to life to the interplay between intention and intuition.  She cites many artistic influences, but is especially found of the personal stories behind the work of strong women such as Irma Stern, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Hilma af Klint.  Amanda’s  work is a reflection of her journey to remain wholehearted and authentic.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso. Amanda seems to have figured this out.

After serving in the U.S. Navy as an attorney and running her own accounting firm in Singapore, Amanda retired to devote herself to painting full time.  “To create one’s own world takes courage,” Georgia O’Keeffe, and Amanda’s trajectory definitely captures that spirit.

“To create one’s own world takes courage,” Georgia O’Keeffe, and Amanda’s trajectory definitely captures that spirit.

Described by a contemporary in the emerging art world, Amanda is “bright, kind, empathetic, wildly creative, and hard working” and these qualities are inextricably intertwined throughout her life and her artwork is no exception.

Amanda has lived on all 3 coasts of the U.S., Europe, and SE Asia and has been a world traveler since the age of 16. She attended Dickinson College and Tulane School of Law.  She currently resides in San Diego, CA with her husband, 3 children, and a handful of warm and cold-blooded pets. Amanda would be honored to hear from you with questions about obtaining her work or collaborations.

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“To create one’s own world takes courage,” Georgia O’Keeffe, and Amanda’s trajectory definitely captures that spirit.

Described by a contemporary in the emerging art world, Amanda is “bright, kind, empathetic, wildly creative, and hard working” and these qualities are inextricably intertwined throughout her life and her artwork is no exception.

Amanda has lived on all 3 coasts of the U.S., Europe, and SE Asia and has been a world traveler since the age of 16. She attended Dickinson College and Tulane School of Law.  She currently resides in San Diego, CA with her husband, 3 children, and a handful of warm and cold-blooded pets. Amanda would be honored to hear from you with questions about obtaining her work or collaborations.

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OBJECTIVE

To create body of work that is informed by play and dynamic tension that simultaneously informs and takes viewers on a journey of exploration.

 

EDUCATION

Tulane School of Law Environmental Emphasis, 1998
Dickinson College Bachelor of Arts, German, 1991

 

TRAINING

Creative Visionary Mentorship Nicholas Wilton, Sausalito, CA, 2015-2016
Losina Art Center Advanced Artist Annual Membership 2015-2016
Print Making Workshop Master Printer Andrea Fono, San Francisco, 2016

 

ASSOCIATIONS

2016-2017 LA Art Association- JURIED
2016-2017 Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance

 

SOLO/Group Exhibitions

2017  Transcendence, OMA Artist Alliance show at Front Porch Gallery, Oceanside, CA November-January 2018
2017 Wanderlust, Sparks Gallery, San Diego, CA, November-January 2018
2017  Orange is the New Black, National Show, Ashton Gallery, San Diego, CA, October-November 2017
2017 The Thrive Project, Innovation Center, San Diego, CA October 2017
2017 Carrington Real Estate Services, Selected Works, Del Mar, CA October 2017
2017 Open Studios San Diego, Studio Door, San Diego, CA October 2017
2017 Mango Mystery Farewell Tour Pop Up Show, Del Mar, CA June 2017
2017 Conversations with Color, 3 Artists 3 Visions. May – July 2017
Bonita Museum & Cultural Center, Bonita, CA.
2017 Solo Exhibition, Innovate, Innovation Center, March 2017- ONGOING San Diego, CA
2016 The Very Best of OMA Artist Alliance 2016, at L Street Fine Art Gallery, San Diego, CA (Group)
2016 Edgar Allan Poe, Ashton Gallery at Art on 30th, San Diego, CA in conjunction with the Poe Museum, Richmond, VA
2016 Beyond the Blue, Ashton Gallery at Art on 30th, San Diego, CA
2016 Local Inspiration, Ashton Gallery at Art on 30th, San Diego, CA
2016  Orbital- Agility, Flexibility and Dexterity; Symbiotic Opposites and Duality–Kupamabana Art Foundation, London, UK, 6 pieces.
2016 Go Figure, Ashton Gallery at Art on 30th, San Diego, CA
2016 Shades of Red, Vista Chamber of Commerce, CA. 2 pieces.

 

AWARDS AND PRIZES

First Prize at Local Inspiration, San Diego, CA
First Prize at Shades of Red, Vista, CA
Judged by Daniel Foster, former Executive Director, Oceanside Museum of Art

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS

“If You Can Doodle You Can Paint. Transforming Simple Drawings into Works Of Art” by Diane Culhane. Selected for publication in the Artist Gallery. May 2017
Artist interview KUSI TV March 2017, “Veterans Find Strength and Renewal in Making Art.