Still Moments, Moving Color

May 31 to June 25, 2023

Reception: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 2-5 pm (rain date: Saturday, June 24)

A collection of oil paintings that explore the warm and cool colors used to describe patterns of light; these Summer scenes are reflections on seasonal relaxation and simple pleasures. The artist shares her impressions of emotionally salient objects as well as familiar landscapes.

Amanda is a fine artist that works in a variety of media from oil paints to paper collage. She is best known for her use of vibrant colors and alla prima painting technique. In her current work the artist investigates light and dark balance with compositions rooted in notan design. The artist strives to describe everyday scenes with her own impressions of color and light. She finds the process of oil painting to be expressive in itself, mixing and moving the paint around to get the desired effect. As a representational painter, she is endlessly fascinated by the challenges of piecing together a cohesive image, from one decision to the next. The artist is most inspired by color. Amanda enjoys getting lost in comparing each color and value, trying carefully to preserve the moment; to really see the essence of her subject. She keeps her colors as intuitive as possible, sticking with her initial impressions. Amanda explores a variety of subjects in her work including landscape, still life, and figure.

The Artist at Work