2.16.2011

{artist love} amanda laurel atkins

sometimes paintings reach out and grab my heart. i experience love at first sight. i am instantaneously smitten with style and story.

i discovered such art created by amanda laurel atkins when she sent a lovely painting to my dear friend, fritzi marie.

amanda's paintings immediately drew me in and held on to me.

perhaps due to the fact that my word this year is art, i got lucky and won this exquisite piece in a generous giveaway hosted by amanda...


on finding you

this print arrived in my mailbox recently and caused me to squeal with joy upon opening the package. it is now perched beautifully on a shelf in my studio, waiting for a frame and gazing out at me in this year of the rabbit.

i truly adore amanda's work. it causes me to feel a hauntingly beautiful ache, a history of depth, a strong character story captured in the paint.

a few favorites...


tenderfoot



where i keep you



i was too young

amanda is a sweet soul and wildly talented artist.

visit her blog and her etsy shop to view more of her wonderful work.

5 comments:

Petra said...

oh, I understand. getting one of her works would have me jumping around in joy for hours :)

tea and chickadees said...

Oh how delightful! So glad to have found Amanda's art, and her blog is a delight!
Her art has so many layers, I love that. I love the eyes & the use of the backgrounds. Breathtaking!
also, congrats on winning that lovely print!

jackiebean said...

hooray for discovering new artists! her work is lovely.

cb said...

oh wow! these are really great! i love her style! thanks for sharing...going to hop on over to her blog!

xo,
cb

diane said...

thank you, everyone!

i look forward to adding more of amanda's beautiful creations to my collection someday.

xo