ABOUT

Hi I'm Amanda! Welcome to my site!

I am a work from home artist who paints mainly landscapes, seascapes, pet portraits, and fan art of things that make me happy. I use both oil and acrylic paints. I began painting when I was in about 5th grade when I had a very encouraging teacher who sparked a creative passion in me and I have been painting ever since.

I took as many art classes as I could in high school and went on to study media arts and animation. I did not complete my animation degree because the more I studied it the more I realized that digital art was not for me. I missed the hands on messiness of traditional painting. So I left college to pursue other art dreams.

I like to paint the things that make me happy, or subject matter that I feel a strong connection too. I feel drawn to nature and animals so I try my best to portray that beauty in my art. I hope to spread beauty, joy, and creativity to anyone who finds my art.

After lots of battles with depression I've grown into a mental health advocate. If you are ever struggling or feeling alone, please check out the amazing resources on my mental health tab and join our community. No one should ever have to feel alone.  

I am a Certified Ross Instructor (CRI) and am now able to teach other people the Joy of Painting using the Bob Ross techniques to further spread the Joy of Painting. My hope will always be to inspire others to explore their creativity.

I live stream some of my paintings and process on Twitch where you can watch me paint and chat with me. I love to get to know new people so come say hi! I also have an amazing husband who treats me like a queen, a corgi named Olimar, and a cat named Midna.

If you'd like the latest announcements and schedule, I always post them on my Instagram, Discord, and Twitter. Or you can subscribe to my email newsletter to be the first to know about classes and sales. Please do not hesitate to ask questions or say hello.