Amanda Milke b.1979
Art has always been a love of New Brunswick native, Amanda Milke, who began developing her skills at a young age.
Regardless of her love of Art she decided to focus her studies in the humanities majoring in English & History with a minor in Religious Studies while painting her way through University. Following University she moved to Japan where she spent a few years teaching English and studying Japanese Calligraphy before returning to Canada.
Though she is a natural Artist, Amanda will happily argue that her humanity studies helped shape her Artistic style and bring depth to her paintings by adding a symbolic narrative.
Amanda enjoys working in a variety of mediums including acrylics, inks, and watercolors always leaning towards bright bold colors and adding rich textures to her pieces. She has painted on a variety of surfaces breathing life and colour back into everyday objects, including an ongoing series of broken & discarded musical instruments titled “The Colour of Music.”
She believes that an Artist’s work is an outward expression of their human condition, a deeply personal narrative that they share with the viewer, a reflection of their soul. As such her faith and a Biblical framework are richly woven into many of her creations. Believing that she is made by a creative God she is passionate about using her artistic gifts to create art that is a modern approach to the sacred tradition of religious art.
Amanda currently resides in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta (Canada) with her husband and two daughters. She has been working full-time as an Artist out of her home studio since 2013.
Amanda teaches Abstract and Mixed Media art classes out of her home studio as well as through the City of Fort Saskatchewan and at Gallery 501 in Sherwood Park.
She is a member and the current President for the Society of Fort Saskatchewan Artists.
A member of CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts), a member of the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce as well as a Women in Business member.
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2018 “Blue Pomegranate” Solo Exhibit – ALFA (Alberta Lottery Fund Art) Gallery, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
2018 On Display at Mix 107.9 FM – Fort Saskatchewan, AB
2018 Society of Fort Saskatchewan Artists Group Exhibit – Fort Saskatchewan City Hall Exhibit, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
2017 Society of Fort Saskatchewan Artists Group Exhibit – Fort Saskatchewan City Hall Exhibit, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
2017 Fort Saskatchewan City Hall Exhibit, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
2016 Fort Saskatchewan City Hall Exhibit, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
2015 Fort Saskatchewan City Hall Exhibit, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
2011 The Amazing Grace Arts Festival, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
2010 Interpretations of Life–ALFA (Alberta Lottery Fund Art) Gallery, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
2009 Axis Professional Building, “Art on Display”, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
2009 Fort Saskatchewan Art Walk: Downtown, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
2008 Edmonton Jam Space Music Studio, Edmonton, AB
2018 “Like a Fox on Fire” – Mixed Media – Jacquie Fenske
2018 “Jubilation” – Mixed Media Violin City of Fort Saskatchewan Collection
2014 “Hallelujah” -Acoustic Guitar City of Fort Saskatchewan Collection
2005-18 Assorted Private Collectors
“Blue Waves” 20″ x 24″ Alcohol Ink painted 2018–Private Collector
“Shadow” 8″ x 10″ MM Painting 2017–Private Collector
“Can I Have this Dance” 24″ x 30″ MM Painting 2017–Private Collector
“Wild Orange” Electric Guitar 2014–Gig Town (www.gigtown.com/) San Diego, CA
“La Vie en Rose” 11″ x 14″ Acrylic 2013–Private Collector
“unnamed” Electric Guitar 2013–Private Collector
“Blue Strum” Acoustic Guitar 2008–Private Collector
“Monarch’s Touch” 8″x10″ Acrylic 2008–Private Collector
“Believe in Me” 11″x15″ Watercolor 2008–Private Collector
“Comfort Me” 11″x15″ Watercolor 2008–Private Collector
“Color of Music” Acoustic Guitar 2005–Private Collector
“Echoed Thought” 11″x15″ Acrylic 2005-Private Collector