Amanda Blake

Amanda Blake is an oil painter living in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband and two children. She received her BA in fine arts from the University of Oregon, studied watercolor in Siena, Italy and oil painting and print making at the Chautauqua Art Institute in New York. Current obsessions and inspirations include imaginary friends, wallpaper, consumerism, superstition, fortunetelling, wildflowers, places she's never been and never plans on going to, the colors of faded Polaroids and films of the 1970's, and other people's family snapshots, preferably ones that were taken a few seconds before anyone was expecting.