About the Artist



Amanda Irene is a graduate of College for Creative Studies and earned her B.F.A. in Illustration in 2016.

Amanda was raised in Michigan and currently resides in Auburn Hills. She is a Freelance Illustrator, Fine Artist, and also works as a Veterinary Technician since 2009. She enjoys a variety of styles and media.


Artist Statement:

Through the exploration of my surroundings, myself, and the world, I intend to create pieces that are interpretations of feelings, passions, and experiences, by utilizing specific colors, viewpoints, and texture.  

Different mediums make it possible to highlight different aspects of form and express images and content in different lights.  I love working with a variety of medias, creating a broad range of work, and trying new things. There is always a new and exciting way to approach a piece of artwork and highlight subject matter in a new way.

The contrast of Black and White simplifies an image at the same time as exposing intricate shapes that are otherwise overlooked. While I am working with ink my intention is to create designs that can stand alone or be used in conjunction with others to create new imagery such as patterns.

I believe the human form is beautiful and more intricate than most things we encounter. The beauty comes from not just the curves and subtleties, but also from details that some would consider flaws or imperfections. I am intrigued by skin; its texture, elasticity, reflection, and the amount of color that it captures from its surroundings.    

In addition to continuing to explore art and grow as an artist, I am also passionate about Veterinary Medicine and I continue to aim to make a difference in the lives of animals and their well-being and educate others on how to continue to do so.