Amanda Carder Limited Edition Fine Art SmallWorks™ Giclée Canvas: "My Fair Lady"Item #: EMG-1381
Artist: Amanda Carder
Title: My Fair Lady
Size: 12"w x 9"h.
Edition:Artist Hand Signed and Numbered Limited Edition to 75
Medium: Fine Art Giclee on Canvas
About the Artist: “Still in the early stages of painting full time, I find myself looking at life with increasing wonder as I grow as an artist. I am surrounded by a world of beautiful moments; my desire is to express the simple details that make those moments exceptional.”
Amanda Carder was born in 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, and grew up in nearby Austell before settling in Cartersville. She has always had a fascination with drawing. As a child, she could not sit still without pencil and paper in hand, sketching whatever she saw.
Very active in the art world throughout high school, Carder won several awards including a place in the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program in art. This resulted in her attending Valdosta State University for an intense six-week art education program.
She attended college at the Atlanta Portfolio Center where she studied art direction, graphic design, photography and illustration. After graduation, she joined the advertising firm of McDonald and Little in Atlanta, serving as Art Director, working with clients such as Coca-Cola, Simmons Beautyrest and Wachovia Bank. After leaving McDonald and Little, she founded Image Impact, a full service-advertising agency specializing in print advertising and brand development.
While still working in advertising, Carder considers herself fortunate to have studied watercolor landscape under Frank Broadhurst. Making the decision to be a full time painter and switching to oils, she has continued seeking instruction, studying with David Leffel, Bill Davidson and Peggy Everett as well as several local instructors. Carder continues her art education by participating in workshops, studying books and videos, and visiting museums and galleries. Any opportunity to learn is never overlooked.
Currently represented by several Galleries, Carder also shows her work in regional fine art shows, winning awards ranging from 2nd Place to Best of Show. For three years, Carder served as a planner and facilitator for Festival 34º84º, a juried fine arts festival in Cartersville. She has also served as vice president of her local art guild and volunteers for art projects with area youth.
Carder’s style is realism with an appreciation of impressionism. She has a fascination with light, reflection and movement, and whether she paints a landscape, a still life or a portrait, it’s always an intriguing journey in which she hopes to include the viewer.