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 while painting all through University.
She spent a few years teaching English in Japan and studying Japanese Calligraphy.
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 symbolic narrative.
She has worked and dabbled in a variety of mediums but has always loved the bold, vivid colors and flexibility of Acrylics and rich textures of acrylic mediums. Amanda paints on a variety of surfaces breathing life and colour into everyday objects. She especially enjoys working on discarded musical instruments.
She believes that an Artist’s work is a personal narrative shared with the world, a reflection of their soul. As such her faith and a Biblical narrative are richly woven into many of her creations.
Amanda is married to her wonderful husband Jonathan Milke and they collaborated in what Amanda calls her favorite creations of all time, their two beautiful daughters Zoë & Prudence.
Amanda Milke currently resides in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta (Canada) and 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’s Leisure Guide.
She is a member and the current Secretary for the Society of Fort Saskatchewan Artists.
A member of CIVA Christians in the Visual Arts
A Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce member and a Women in Business member.
You can also Find Amanda and her work for sale on her Etsy Store and on her Facebook Page
Cell (780) 691-5787
Born in Moncton, New Brunswick 1979
I have been working off and on as an Artist since 1998 and in 2013 I set up my home studio and began focusing on my artwork full time.
Over the last decade I have been commissioned to do several small pieces and in 2002 I was commissioned to do murals for a church in Moncton, NB as part of their Sunday School Youth area which has since been painted over as part of their renovations in 2013.
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–AlbertaLotteryFundArtGallery, FortSaskatchewan, AB
2009 AxisProfessionalBuilding, “Art on Display”, FortSaskatchewan, AB
2009 FortSaskatchewan Art Walk: Downtown, FortSaskatchewan, AB
2008 Edmonton Jam Space Music Studio, Edmonton, AB
2006 Canadian TESL Certificate Program CrandallUniversity– Moncton, NB
2001-2006 Bachelor of Arts (Double Major: English/History) CrandallUniversity– Moncton, NB
Jan-April 2003 BA Exchange Program Oxford University & Regent’s ParkCollege–Oxfordshire, England
2010 Lino Cut Course FortSaskatchewan, AB
2007-08 Shodo-Japanese Calligraphy Misusawa, Iwate, Japan
2006 Drawing Course Chris Quek– Moncton, NB, Canada
2014 “Hallelujah” -Acoustic Guitar City of Fort Saskatchewan Collection
2005-17 Assorted Private Collections
“Shadow” 8″ x 10″ Mixed Media Painting 2017–Private Collector
“Can I Have this Dance” 24″ x 30″Mixed Media 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
AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
2017 CIVA -Christians in the Visual Arts member
2017 SFSA -Society of Fort Saskatchawan Artists member
2017 Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce member
2017 Fort Saskatchewan Women in Business member