More About Amanda
Amanda McCauley’s mixed media work fuses materials from the natural world. Each piece of art is meticulously made with a variety of collaged flowers, sticks, moss, leaves and other natural materials.
With a degree in Design, Amanda created a novel idea, the art of pressed flowers + graphics .
She produces her own exhibitions and shows her creations in a cross-section of traditional and non-traditional venues. She maintains a rigorous studio practice, and is currently developing teaching workshops to share her love of flowers and art.
With a passionate drive to enact positive change in the world, Amanda donates a significant portion of her work to the many causes she supports. Her works are held in private collections across the country. She currently lives and works in New York.
For inquiries, pricing, & commission ideas, please contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Statement from the Artist
For me, art making is a healing and meditative practice. Interacting with nature's elements gives me a sense of being connected to all things of this earth and beyond. After foraging and collecting the flora, I deconstruct the petals and position them in large flower presses to reshape and dry. The pieces are then re-imagined into graphic works of art. Often layered, collaged, color-enhanced, with touches of gold leaf, and suspended in thin layers of encaustic, my work is an act of heightened consciousness.
In harnessing the energy of nature and capturing cycles of the natural world, I am both an observer and participant as the elements magically lock into place. Foraging, shaping, preserving, and building natural works open channels of curiosity and wonder. It's almost as if the petals direct me where, when and how; I am merely a vessel for imagination, creation and presentation. I do the work and Nature shows me how.
Artist’s Studio Tour / Lopez Island, WA 2019 - COMING UP NEXT !
The Gathering Place at The Hamlet / Lopez Island, WA 2019
Artist’s Studio Tour / Lopez Island, WA 2018
Artist’s Studio Tour / Lopez Island, WA 2017
Manhattan Pop-Up/ "State of Affairs" /Thursday May 18, 2017
Artist’s Studio Tour / Lopez Island, WA 2016
Venice Art Walk / "Seen, Not Heard" / Venice Beach, CA 2016
Quirk Gallery / "Seen, Not Heard" / Richmond, VA 2016
Art at The JCC / Group Show / Various Works / Santa Barbara, CA 2016
Artist’s Studio Tour / Lopez Island, WA 2015
Pop-Up Gallery / "The Seacret Garden" / Venice Beach, CA 2015
The Underground Kitchen / "The Seventh Floor" / Richmond, VA 2015
The Prestwould / "The Seventh Floor" / Richmond, VA 2015
Artist’s Studio Tour / Lopez Island, WA 2014
Pop-Up Gallery / "A Natural Attraction" / Venice Beach, CA 2014
Artist’s Studio Tour / Lopez Island, WA 2013
Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center / "Breakthrough Discoveries" / Seattle, WA 2013
Pop-Up Gallery / "The Nature of LA" / Venice Beach, CA 2013
Pop-Up Gallery / "The Secret's In The Trees" / Richmond, VA 2013
Artist’s Studio Tour/ Lopez Island, WA 2012
Roan Shop Pop-Up / "In & Out of Time" / Richmond, VA 2012
Artist’s Studio Tour / Lopez Island, WA 2011
Pop-Up Gallery / "Botanical Interpretations" / Islandscape Nursery / Lopez Island, WA 2011
Pop-Up Gallery / "Into the Wild" / Richmond, VA 2011