Growing up on three continents, Amanda has been inspired by much of the world. She now lives on 30 breath-taking acres in Cornelius, O.R. capturing the beauty of the landscapes that surround her.
After spending almost 20 years in the corporate world as L.L. Bean’s first apparel designer in the 80’s, Nike’s first Apparel Innovation Director in the 90’s and helping Nike launch their first e-commerce site (www.Niketown.com) during the dot-com boom, she left the big paying salary to start a family and began to paint. After painting for 16 years, first as a hobby and now as a nationally published and internationally collected artist she is represented by 6 galleries along the west coast including Scott Milo Gallery in Anacortes, WA, Cole Gallery in Edmonds, WA, American Art Company in Tacoma, WA, Clearwater Gallery in Sisters, OR and Giacobbe Fritz in Santa Fe, NM. She is a Masters Circle Member of IAPS (International Assoc. of Pastel Societies) and is a board member and Signature Member of the NW Pastel Society, and is also an active Signature Member of American Women Artists, where she participates in museum shows, the American Impressionist Society and Pastel Society of America. She is nationally published, has been featured in numerous magazines and outfits Penner Ash Winery and Colene Clemens Vineyards in Newberg, OR. Her work can also be seen this fall again at Parker Furniture Showroom in Beaverton, OR. Lastly, she consults and teaches multi day workshops regionally and abroad.
She lives in Willamette wine country near Hillsboro OR on 38 gorgeous acres and splits her time between OR and the San Juan Islands, squeezing time to paint wherever she is. As a retired triathlete, when she’s not doing her art she still loves to ride her bike, swim, do yoga, cook, garden, and travel.