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Mixed Media on Birch (20” x 20” x 1.25”)
Amanda is a native of Arizona and graduated from ASU with a BFA in Art Education and specialization in painting. Amanda’s love for animal folklore, health and homeopathy is reflected throughout her work. She uses a wide array of subjects, such as personal symbolisms that represent life’s struggles and triumphs. Her paintings come to her from her dreams, inspiration from nature.
Amanda’s art has received local and national publications from sources such as Java Magazine and The Endometriosis Foundation of America. She is also known for some of her murals and public art working in the Phoenix area at United Healthcare, Downtown Tempe Authority, One Step Beyond and The Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center. In 2013-2014 Amanda taught a community mural making course at ASU. Because of her extensive art experiences Amanda was asked by KJZZ to do a storytelling event at Phoenix Art Museum that was later featured on NPR Morning Edition. Her love for the desert has kept her inspired in Arizona showing her work.
Amanda Adkins recent paintings are taking on new forms and meaning. Painting that incorporates her observations of the nature of relationships and Mother Nature into her artwork. The human form in stone and layers starts to form and appear in the paint. When the body becomes something to research rather than live in.