Born with a passion for horses, it only seemed natural for Amanda
to possess a talent for drawing them. Through a combination of raw
artistic talent, learned knowledge of the body of horses and a passion
for the equine spirit, Amanda creates powerful paintings and drawings
of their soulful essence and form.
Imagining herself as one of these beings, Amanda enters the horses
mind and body sensing the horses movements through herself,
with their joyful exuberance of flight without wings
to capture these moments on canvas for all to share.
There is something so spiritual and generous about these creatures.
Those that are attracted to them, often connect very deeply with Amandas
art. With this gift to share with others, comes a strong sense of
purpose and meaning in Amandas life. The horse, and the expression
of the deeper connections they provide, is what the artist strives
to emulate, with each new piece she creates.
Amanda places herself before canvas, always asking for this spirit
to come through her. Technical skill plays a part in her work, but
the true gift of connection is something obtained from another realm.
Many artists call this connection, the flow. When this
gift is given, it is nothing short of a miracle.
Amanda believes that any art created with this connection, is a masterpiece.
To her, true art, is a product of an effortless state of mind achieved
during the process of expression. As such, any product or activity
can be included in this definition. It is not limited to "art"
as we currently define it. However, by the same token, much can be
Anyone gifted with even the occassional connection to source, owes
it to themselves and society, to allow this flow to occur... to present
themselves in front of the task or activity which creates this connection.
Artists serve a purpose we maybe do not fully understand at this time.
We should seek to support artists in living to create to channel
these expressions from another realm. In the eyes of this artist,
these are gifts for humanity, and should be shared as freely as possible.
Supporting artists in whatever ways we can, allows this freedom of
expression and sharing to occur.
To understand more of how Amanda feels this can be done with her art,
as well as the art of other artists choosing to adopt these methods,
please read the information on shared royalties, caretaking and shared