About Amanda Danitschek

Abstracts

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.   

Figurative

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.

 

Education

AS in Design, West Valley College, Saratoga CA

AA, West Valley College, Saratoga CA

 

Selected Exhibitions

2020 - San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Brushstrokes, Juror's Award of Excellence

2018 - John Natsoulas Gallery, 2nd International Figurative Biennale

2016 - John Natsoulas Gallery, Amanda & Mark Danitschek Collaborative Show

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