Hi! I’m Amanda, a self-taught artist who was born in NY but grew up in Zambia Africa as a missionary kid with two parents, three older sisters, a few dogs, chameleons, turtle, and more imagination than ever. Life was slow and beautiful in the African jungle and I often miss the slow-paced life! My passion has always been with art and to become someone who inspires or lightens someones daily life with illustrations they can relate to or just plain laugh about. I married my best friend Matt, and we now have 3 girls of our own! Life gets pretty crazy at times for us, but I just see those moments as inspiration for artwork and by sharing it with others it’s a lot more fun. I have been drawing ever since I could hold a crayon but really got into artwork around 9 when someone gave me a Norman Rockwell book. He inspired me with his ability to take a normal everyday situation and beautifully relate it to anyone who looked at it. I guess that’s why He’s called “The Peoples Artist.” I try to bring that to the table as often as I can whether it’s through character designing, concept art, or illustration.
Being a self-taught freelance artist has been an exciting journey, a LOT of trial and error on my part, however, the people who have been following me keep me going (along with the overwhelming desire that I can’t go to sleep without putting a pencil to paper everyday!) I’d love to be a part of a Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar team (Anything like that really.) But our life is pretty nomadic. I don’t think they offer out jobs to people that can’t work in house, so I’ll try my best to create at home for now!
Thanks for sticking around and viewing the website!