Amanda Atkins in a Canary Forest

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Amanda Atkins in a Canary Forest

498 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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amandaatkins is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I'll be away from April 23rd to May 4th! :)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 23, 2017

I'll be away from April 23rd to May 4th! :)

Amanda Laurel Atkins

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Amanda Laurel Atkins


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Painted Ladies

As a child, I loved to draw and create detailed, intricate pictures that captured the little worlds in my imagination. The love of this endeavor has never left me. During my senior year of art school, it took the form of a series of "painted ladies" and it's still primarily manifesting itself in this form.

My love of the past, especially the 1940s and 50s, is the largest inspiration behind my work. My desire to experience that time period, to know more about it, and to imagine the existences of women who lived through it gives me a foundation for the fictional portraits I paint. My love of literature, animals, travel, fashion, and creating color palettes gives me endless ways to play with the aesthetics of these portraits. Each painted lady is like a friend, representing a different point in my life; She is a keeper of sects, both mine and her own.

The year after I graduated, I began selling prints and post cards of these ladies in this etsy shop and having solo shows of my works. I continue to do both of these things, which I am grateful for and love immensely, in addition to working with children in the public school system.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


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  • Amanda Laurel Atkins

    Owner, Maker

    Amanda Laurel Atkins is an artist, illustrator, and teacher of children living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. Her loves include animals, birch trees, vintage dresses, books, and long walks. Flower crown by Fritzi Marie!

  • Amanda Laurel Atkins

    Owner, Creator

    I'm a Boston-based illustrator-painter. My coloring book, Bedrooms, comes out in June 2016 with Pomegranate Communications. My paintings are inspired by the 1940s & 1950s, animals, and literature and honor the female spirit.

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Last updated on February 3, 2011

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