No Meetings in July & August _ See you in September!
Amanda Fish, Oil Painting Demonstration
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM Location: Norman P. Murray Center, Jacaranda Room 24932Veterans Way
Mission Viejo CA 92692
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 College in Los Angeles, and began a career working in the museum field, which included the J. Paul Getty Museum.
During the 90’s Amanda became an architectural illustrator. Her new career renewed her passion and desire to paint. At first she painted primarily in watercolor, garnering awards for her beautiful realistic paintings from City of Newport Beach, and commissions with Costa Mesa City Hall. Once she began painting in oils, her interest, excitement and commitment took hold. Amanda now dedicates her time as a professional oil painter.
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 her own nuances, wanting to dazzle the viewer with interest, drawing them closer. The paintings are composed in her studio using many interesting objects collected throughout her life. For continued inspiration, Amanda looks to the French painters, Chardin, Manet, Monet and Fatin-Latour, all of whom painted beautiful still lifes of everyday objects. Amanda teaches oil painting workshops both privately and through galleries. Sharing her knowledge and passion for painting a still life has brought a rewarding element to her art career.
With a love of the outdoors, Amanda also paints landscapes. Created in a looser style, it allows her to have more freedom with the paint and spontaneity with composition. She enjoys the camaraderie with fellow artists who find inspiration painting in plein air. In addition to local California scenes, she has painted in Northern California Wine Country, Idaho and exciting images from her trips to Europe.
Amanda Participates in National Juried Shows and Outdoor Art Festivals. She is represented by Debra Huse Gallery on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, CA, and Chemers Gallery in Tustin, CA. Amanda is an exhibiting artist each summer at Laguna Art-A-Fair, Laguna Beach, CA.
Contact Amanda at: (949)922-7632 or Email: Afishfineart@gmail.com