Hi I'm Amanda! Welcome to my site!
I am a work from home artist who 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 and I volunteer for an organization called Heart Support. If you are ever struggling or feeling alone, please check out the amazing resources on my mental health tab and join our community.
I recently became 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.
I live stream most 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 Discord and Twitter first. All of my available paintings are listed on this site. Oil paints take me longer to post due to their long dry time. If you do not see the painting you want let me know! My commissions are usually open and would love to create a painting for you. Please do not hesitate to ask questions or say hello.