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Artist Amanda Sites


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Biography


I travel with my husband to beautiful, wild places where he  films outdoor adventures for his tv show, Spiritual Outdoor Adventures with Jimmy Sites.  He hunts and fishes while I get to explore and paint.   It's a perfect platform for plein air painting.  Filming shows from New Zealand to Canada, from the Amazon jungle to the French Alps, California to Maine, and most recently Colorado, and Wyoming there is an endless array of diverse environments arranged in beautiful patterns and forms.  
  Fascinated by the play of light on faces and figures, swaying trees, changing colors in the sky, and reflections on water.  I am filled with joy as I observe this magnificent creation, the diverse world, of which I am a part.   I can see the Creator's touch in everything.   My style of painting is characterized by a liveliness of movement throughout the painting, clean pure colors, bold loose strokes, loosely classified as contemporary realistic impressionism as a product of my love for painting en plein air.  Only the highest quality of materials, mediums, and professional paints that will last for centuries are used.  I use recipes that the master painters have used for hundreds of years but also incorporate new varnishes that protect without yellowing or darkening that are accepted as museum archival preservation products.  Your portrait painting will be an heirloom that will last for generations. 
 
I am still using the skills gained from my  formal education background in biology through the masters level.  Biology is a systematic study of life, through observation and exploration by asking and answering questions, experimentation...as an artist I am still using these skills but with more passion and creativity.  More fun.  
 
Art News:   What makes your portraits and paintings unique? 
 Amanda:   It depends on what the artist believes.  I believe oil paintings, in a beautifully [...]

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