About

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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 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. Believing that she is made by a creative God she is passionate about using her gift of craftsmanship to create art that shares her love God and faith with others.

Amanda is married to her wonderful husband Jonathan and they collaborated in what Amanda calls her favorite creations of all time, their two beautiful daughters Zoë & Prudence.

Amanda 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 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 and a member of the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce member as well as a Women in Business member.

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Artist CV

Amanda Milke

amandamilkeartist(at)gmail.com

 Born in Moncton, New Brunswick 1979

EXHIBITIONS

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

 EDUCATION

 2006                        Canadian TESL Certificate Program  Crandall University formerly (ABU Atlantic Baptist University)– Moncton, NB

2001-2006              Bachelor of Arts (Double Major: English/History) Crandall University formerly (ABU Atlantic Baptist University) — Moncton, NB

Jan-April 2003      BA Exchange Program    Oxford University & Regent’s Park College– Oxfordshire, England

COURSES

 2010                      Lino Cut Course                                             FortSaskatchewan, AB

2007-08               Shodo-Japanese Calligraphy                         Misusawa, Iwate, Japan

2006                       Drawing Course                                              Chris Quek–  Moncton, NB, Canada

COLLECTIONS

2018                     “Jubilation” – Mixed Media Violin     City of Fort Saskatchewan Collection

2014                       “Hallelujah” -Acoustic Guitar         City of Fort Saskatchewan Collection

 2005-18                Assorted Private Collectors

COMMISSIONED PIECES

“Blue Waves”         20″ x 24″ Alcohol Ink mounted painted   2018–Private Collector

“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

 

One thought on “About

  1. Cindy Revell

    Hi Amanda,

    I met Jonathan when he was covering the Alberta Oil Painters show at the Dow Centre, he told me about your work so I had to have a visit to your site. You’re a wonderfully versatile artist. My favourite pieces were Quiet Snow Fall and Essence of Being, the patterns are very striking.

    Best wishes,
    Cindy

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