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Amanda started writing  at age ten. In college, she studied creative writing, French and English. She prioritized her time off  for writing workshops in Scotland, Spain, New Hampshire, and Colorado. 

In 2009 Amanda began writing her novel, Finding Moksha: One Woman’s Path in Uncertain Times which she published in 2021. 

As a teenager, Amanda received a scholarship to attend a Saturday pre-college art course at Carnegie Mellon University. Several dormant years of not painting followed while she built her sales career. In 2021 she traveled on scholarship to Rome Art Program for the month of July. 


Represented by Mona Youssef Gallery, Amanda exhibited paintings at Art Shopping - International Contemporary Art Fair in Paris, Carrousel du Louvre, October 21-23, 2022. Amanda paints with a free expressionist style, enjoying the process as it comes. Passionate about painting, her mediums are watercolor, acrylic and oil; she's inspired by nature and what makes her curious. Her visits to Europe often appear in her painting subject matter, lately juxtaposed with the figure. Her best paintings are those created with her non-dominant hand. 

She has spoken locally and at virtual events in Asia and Europe about the creative process and nurturing one's inner beauty. Passionate about creativity, Amanda enjoys helping others find their own inner peace, self-compassion and self-acceptance.

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