About Amanda Danitschek
My figurative paintings are a menagerie of quirky creatures that evoke a curious sense of dislocation. They are redolent of actors in a play, characters from a novel and depression era survivors. I am fascinated by postures, expressions, colors and textures. I eliminate detail so that the persona is left with only their essence. The alternative reality is shared with birds, boats and ethereal costumes. The stage is set and the figures are finding their path; their role in life. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed painting them.
When I paint an abstract I am interpreting places and emotions in the language of texture, form and color. My paintings and collages are in mixed media and acrylic on canvas, paper and wood. These materials give my work a layered textured quality. My work is a constant series of discoveries for me. I love working in the moment, not knowing what is around the corner. I enjoy incorporating all the surprises, humor and contradictions of the day into my abstract.
AS in Design, West Valley College, Saratoga CA
AA, West Valley College, Saratoga CA
2015 - John Natsoulas Gallery, The Art of Painting in the 21st Century, Davis CA
2015 - John Natsoulas Gallery, Bark Show, Davis CA
2014 - John Natsoulas Gallery, Small Works Show, Davis CA
2014 - John Natsoulas Gallery, The Art of Painting in the 21st Century (Catalog), Davis CA
2014 - John Natsoulas Gallery, Bark Show, Davis CA
2014 - Lilify Gallery, Solo Show, Monterey CA
2013 - ACGA Juried Members Show, Brea CA
2012 - Lark Books, 500 Prints on Clay
2011 - Pacific Art League, Figures and Faces, Palo Alto CA
2011 - International Society of Acrylic Painters, Santa Cruz CA