Growing up in North Georgia with a passionate love for the outdoors, it’s no wonder Amanda Lovett turns to landscapes as her first choice of subject matter. “I am surrounded by a world of beautiful moments,” says Lovett, whose paintings capture the simple details that make those moments exceptional.
Whether it’s a morning drive or watching light fall through the trees at the gate to her family farm, Lovett finds herself looking at life with increasing wonder as she grows as an artist.
Amanda has always had a fascination with drawing. As a child she would rarely be in one place for long before she had pencil and paper in hand, sketching whatever may happen to have been in front of her. Very active in the art world throughout school, Lovett won several awards including a place in the governor’s Honors Program in Art. This resulted in her attending Valdosta State University for an intense six-week art education program.
Ms. Lovett attended college at the Atlanta Portfolio Center where she studied art direction and graphic design. Her studies also included photography and illustration. After graduation, she joined the advertising firm of McDonald and Little in Atlanta where she served as Art Director. Lovett considers herself fortunate to have had the opportunity to study watercolor landscape for three years under Frank Broadhurst at the Spruill Center for the Arts in Atlanta. She continued seeking instruction, studying with local art instructors Ray Wiggs and Shane McDonald. Her desire to include people in her subject matter led her to study under Hoeun Chung, a master portrait painter from Korea. Lovett continues her art education by participating in workshops, studying books and videos, and visiting museums.