Amanda Milliner

Artist Statement:

Amanda is a fine artist that works in a variety of media from oil paints to paper collage. She paints in a representational style and from life, both ‘en plein air’ and in her home studio located in central Maryland. A lifelong artist, Amanda grew up around the Chesapeake Bay in central Maryland.

The artist has been showing her work publicly for over 20 years and is known for her use of vibrant colors and alla prima painting techniques. In her current work, the artist investigates light and dark balance with compositions rooted in notan design. Amanda strives to describe everyday scenes with her own impressions of color and light.

Milliner holds a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland. She has studied both classical and high renaissance art history, on location in Florence, Italy at Studio Art Centers International (SACI). She is currently head of Marketing and Publicity at Artists’ Gallery and teaches adult art classes at The Columbia Art Center and Howard County Center for the Arts. The artist competes and displays her artwork  in regional plein air competitions, art shows, as well as in national exhibitions for the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society.

AWARDS

JUNE 2023 -PAINT ANNAPOLIS: FIRST PLACE – BEST OF THE BAY

Amanda participated as one of thirty juried artists in Paint Annapolis 2023. Best of the Bay Reception was held at The Maritime Museum, Annapolis.

APRIL 2023 – 3RD PLACE, AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST SOCIETY SMALL WORKS SHOW – WET PAINT COMPETITION

Amanda’s work “Lemon Shadows” was shown at the American impressionist Society Small Works Show at District Gallery in Knoxville, TN. She also competed in the wet-paint competition in Knoxville, associated with this event, and was awarded 3rd place by Juror: Anne Blair Brown.

SEPT. 2022 – HARFORD PLEIN AIR – “BEST USE OF LIGHT”

In 2021, The Maryland Center for the Arts invited 30 juried artists to exhibit 5 pieces of artwork made from July-Sept 2022 in Harford County, MD. “Flower Barn, Belvedere farm” was awarded “best use of light” awarded by juror: Jacalyn Beam.