have attended art classes for most of my educational life. Even
before school I would draw and doodle things I saw in fantasy and
reality. I love exploring colors, textures, techniques, and
viewpoints. I believe, as artists, our greatest assets are expanding
our know-ledge, defying our boundaries, and reaching out to our
fellow artists. I have developed my work through formal education,
self-taught training, and simple trial and error. As an artist, my
experience is never complete, only evolving.
currently work with mixed media layering paint, pencil, found items,
and anything that will complete my piece. I enjoy photography and the
functional use of digital media and graphic design. I have always
preferred the kinetic quality of physical artwork, but right before
college I decided that a degree in graphic design would be more
practical. After college, my life and responsibilities led to an
unintentional hiatus from art. Now that I am learning and working on
my pieces again, it feels like coming home. I now create under a work
residency with other wonderful artists at the West Main Artist's
Co-op and design digitally as well.
am passionate about my work and I hope that it brings joy and
inspiration to those who view it. Whatever inspires you, keep
learning and keep evolving.
earned her Bachelor of Art Studio with an emphasis in Graphic Design
and minored in Art History from University of South Carolina,
Upstate. She received her Associate of Art in Commercial Graphics
with a minor in Computer Technology from Spartanburg Community
College. During her time at SCC, Amanda was given the award for
Excellence in Commercial Graphics and was given a Printing Industry
of the Carolinas-Weese Treadway Scholarship.