Amanda Foss ~ Original Art 
Unique and whimsical art, intertwining fantasy with the natural world.
About Amanda ~
Amanda's current body of work consists of acrylic and mixed media paintings which reflect her fascination with nature and fantasy. She utilizes bold color and texture to represent engaging, otherworldly and often dark images of people, plants, animals and landscapes, placing the viewer somewhere in the gap between reality and fantasy. 

A self-taught artist, she often finds inspiration through intuitive storytelling and dreams as well as the natural world.

  Painting is a very personal experience for me because it's my way of expressing and sharing the stories and images that I tend to keep hidden in the deepest parts of my mind. As a child I would lose myself for hours in this or that Fantasy novel, pouring over tales like "Watership Down", "The Jungle Book" or "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe". When I wasn't reading, I was making up stories of my own... writing them down, or drawing them out on paper... dreaming up what the places and characters looked like and how they made me feel. Some haunt me still, and beg to be released even as new images form in my mind.
  Some of my paintings come from dreams (sometimes even nightmares), but many begin by unlocking that dusty vault in my mind and unwrapping a story, once imagined by a child. I think of my paintings as pages from a storybook. If you open the book to the middle and begin reading, without knowing the beginning or end, this would be where you are... a snapshot in time. I want my work to evoke a curious sense of wonder and strange familiarity in the viewer... the notion that there is a wondrous story behind it all, and the anticipation of more yet to come.


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Newly Completed Works!

I've added a few new works to my "Animals, Creatures & Characters" Gallery that I'm really excited about! I so love painting these types of images. You just never know who is going to be staring back at you when the work is finally done! I hope you enjoy!

If you are interested in a commission piece or want to inquire about pricing, please feel free to contact me via the form in the Contacts section of this site.