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Artist Amanda Fish


An example of fine art by Amanda Fish

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The Artist Says:


"Painting brings me great joy. I hope the viewer can feel that, and that it can touch them and add interest and enjoyment to their home.  I strive to achieve a traditional look by blending realism with a painterly feel. The exciting challenge for me, during the painting process, is to create wonderful nuances that make a painting dazzle and excite the viewer." 



Collectors Say:


From the featured article, "Artist Focus" on Amanda in American Art Collector Magazine, Novmeber 2009, collectors John and Joan Nasi said, "Amanda's still life work is emotionally compelling, so absolutely classic and rich in detail. Without exception of the subject, her work is visually appealing. Her paintings evoke an emotional response as we pass them each day and they have definitely enhanced the quality of life in our home."




Biography


A native of Southern California, Amanda has been drawing and painting most of her life. Encouraged and influenced early on by an artistic mother, her childhood was filled with many creative projects. As a young adult Amanda and her sister (also an artist) were frequent visitors to local museums and galleries. A trip to the New York Metropolitan Museum and traveling throughout Europe during her college years only strengthened her interest in art and art history. Amanda received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Mount St. Mary's University in Los Angeles, and began a career working in the museum field, which included the J. Paul Getty Museum.
 
During her years working for museums, she privately continued to develop her skill as a watercolorist.  She soon found herself painting large floral commissions and home portraits in her free time.  After 10 years working for museums, a different career path opened and Amanda became an illustrator.  This new opportunity (creating landscape and architectural illustrations in pen and ink, and watercolor), lead her to begin showing her fine art watercolors in galleries and juired shows.  Over time, a strong desire to switch her medium to oils tugged at her.  In 2003 she decided to focus soley on oils.  With a change in medium, came a leap of faith.  Amanda has been a full time professional artist since 2005.
 
Amanda enjoys creating still life paintings that have a traditional look, but with a fresh painterly feel and application.  Her thin layers of vibrant transparent color capture the visual richness in objects.  She strives to create a graceful and lyrical movement of light in her compositions.  She thinks of her still lifes as visual vignettes.  They are tabletop gatherings of fruits, flowers, fabrics, and personal objects collected throughout her life.
 
"It is my desire to create grace and [...]

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