Amanda Faith

Amanda Faith (@alaskapainter)

Always creating & looking for beauty while painting, teaching, mothering, and adventuring in the northern life, land and light. Commissions 👍🏼

Website: http://amandafaith.art/

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Kitten does not like the new studio just yet. I thought I lost her but then peeked in the recyclables bag and saw the pouter. #oilpainting #artcat #artstudio #kittenrescue

Kitten does not like the new studio just yet. I thought I lost her but then peeked in the recyclables bag and saw the pouter.  #oilpainting  #artcat  #artstudio  #kittenrescue

New studio spaces always feel strange at first... hoping to fill this one soon with mountains and memories. #artstudio #oilpainting #mountainpainting #turnagainarm

New studio spaces always feel strange at first... hoping to fill this one soon with mountains and memories.  #artstudio  #oilpainting  #mountainpainting  #turnagainarm

Baby bobcat number 2, another best kind of art. #ruthkbroad #alaskainmiami

Baby bobcat number 2, another best kind of art.  #ruthkbroad  #alaskainmiami

One of my two best works of art. #ruthkbroad #alaskainmiami

One of my two best works of art.  #ruthkbroad  #alaskainmiami

I always wonder what it would be like to have a furry otter face. #alaskaart #pnwart #otter #alaskaotter #homeralaska #landscapepainting #otterart #otterpainting #wildlifeart

I always wonder what it would be like to have a furry otter face.  #alaskaart  #pnwart  #otter  #alaskaotter  #homeralaska  #landscapepainting  #otterart  #otterpainting  #wildlifeart

Golden light, gilded leaves. Alaska Autumn. Short but royal, and I never grow old of painting it. #yellow #alaska #fall colors #birchtree

Golden light, gilded leaves. Alaska Autumn. Short but royal, and I never grow old of painting it.  #yellow  #alaska  #fall colors  #birchtree

Transitioning from left-brain tasks of my current crazy life to a state of being able to paint takes some work. It is not like recess when we were young - where one can slam the book shut and grab their coat in a split second. To enter into a state where I can think in the non-spoken language of color, or the non-mathematical movement of painted line and form, it takes focused time and much deliberation. Do you love an artist but are repeatedly annoyed by their slow decision making or seemingly shifting views? Things aren’t a linear process for many of us artists. We have patience for our work. Give us patience too and you will see the beauty appear before your eyes. Thank you everyone who has done that for me! 💜 www.amandafaith.art  #oilpainting #paintingtechniques #artistsway #mountainpainting

Transitioning from left-brain tasks of my current crazy life to a state of being able to paint takes some work. It is not like recess when we were young - where one can slam the book shut and grab their coat in a split second. To enter into a state where I can think in the non-spoken language of color, or the non-mathematical movement of painted line and form, it takes focused time and much deliberation. Do you love an artist but are repeatedly annoyed by their slow decision making or seemingly shifting views? Things aren’t a linear process for many of us artists. We have patience for our work. Give us patience too and you will see the beauty appear before your eyes. Thank you everyone who has done that for me! 💜 www.amandafaith.art  #oilpainting  #paintingtechniques  #artistsway  #mountainpainting

A tad more filled out. See the underlayer in my past photos  #alaskaart #pacificnorthwestart #pnw #alaska #landscapeoilpainting #oilpaintingtechniques #fireweed

A tad more filled out. See the underlayer in my past photos  #alaskaart  #pacificnorthwestart  #pnw  #alaska  #landscapeoilpainting  #oilpaintingtechniques  #fireweed

Lady moose with a fashionable ring of Fireweed. Customizable print at my gallery, www.amandafaith.art. #northernart #moose #mooseart #fireweed #alaskamoose #wildflowerart @alaskazoo

Lady moose with a fashionable ring of Fireweed. Customizable print at my gallery, www.amandafaith.art.  #northernart  #moose  #mooseart  #fireweed  #alaskamoose  #wildflowerart @alaskazoo

How many happy hours have I spent before an iris? Thank you all who have supported my painting by purchasing one of these elegant flowers. This one is available at www.amandafaith.art.  Alaska is full of so much rugged beauty that the gracefulness of a wild iris stands out. Wild roses are the new born girl, irises are the fully competent woman. I love watching their changes in form. Curled as tight as a bolt of silk fabric as the bud forms. Then the layers open. After the bloom fades, then comes the unique pod, pregnant with another mystery. Girdwood and Palmer have some of the most beautiful I’ve seen. Oh, and the Agees yard - snowflake white ones lined up like bridesmaids along the driveway up on the mountain road. As I study them they only grow more intricate. I see the sparkling veins. My son and I cried when our house was taken from us. He for its fort-like presence and I for its light filled space and wild irises my mom transplanted our back. There is still beauty, and that abundant, even after loss. No one can ever take away all the irises from blooming. No matter my circumstances, I can always create a space for enjoying the wildflowers.  #wildiris #alaskawildflowers @alaskabotanicalgarden #alaskart #iris #northwestart #wildflowerart

How many happy hours have I spent before an iris? Thank you all who have supported my painting by purchasing one of these elegant flowers. This one is available at www.amandafaith.art. Alaska is full of so much rugged beauty that the gracefulness of a wild iris stands out. Wild roses are the new born girl, irises are the fully competent woman. I love watching their changes in form. Curled as tight as a bolt of silk fabric as the bud forms. Then the layers open. After the bloom fades, then comes the unique pod, pregnant with another mystery. Girdwood and Palmer have some of the most beautiful I’ve seen. Oh, and the Agees yard - snowflake white ones lined up like bridesmaids along the driveway up on the mountain road. As I study them they only grow more intricate. I see the sparkling veins. My son and I cried when our house was taken from us. He for its fort-like presence and I for its light filled space and wild irises my mom transplanted our back. There is still beauty, and that abundant, even after loss. No one can ever take away all the irises from blooming. No matter my circumstances, I can always create a space for enjoying the wildflowers.  #wildiris  #alaskawildflowers @alaskabotanicalgarden  #alaskart  #iris  #northwestart  #wildflowerart

Homer is a little rough-edged seaside town at the end of a very long drive. This print at my gallery, www.amamdafaith.art, celebrates it. The drive is worth it once you round the hill leading to the town. I loved there after college with the intent of being an artist. I was a bona fide “spit rat” for a season, living in a tent or a van on the Spit, a long piece of land and sand hitting into the majestic bay. Everyday The ocean was a different color. Sometimes sterling silver; or moody gray; jade green or cobalt blue. This piece shows the last color. Wind and rain swept over us often. The berries swelled with it in the summer and I greedily picked/ate/picked them ( they grew much more abundantly than in Anchorage). I made mistakes and was awkward and shy, and moved back to Anchorage after realizing it was the literal end of the road for me there at that time. 13 years later I went into labor there with my daughter. We had gone out of town one last time before we thought she’d come. It was quite the trek back to Anchorage, I’ll just say that. I can’t wait to return there with her and paint.  #kenaipeninsula #northwestart #landscapeoilpainting #artprintsforsale #homeralaska @visitkenai #mountainpainting #oceanpainting #pacificnorthwest #alaskalandscape

Homer is a little rough-edged seaside town at the end of a very long drive. This print at my gallery, www.amamdafaith.art, celebrates it. The drive is worth it once you round the hill leading to the town. I loved there after college with the intent of being an artist. I was a bona fide “spit rat” for a season, living in a tent or a van on the Spit, a long piece of land and sand hitting into the majestic bay. Everyday The ocean was a different color. Sometimes sterling silver; or moody gray; jade green or cobalt blue. This piece shows the last color. Wind and rain swept over us often. The berries swelled with it in the summer and I greedily picked/ate/picked them ( they grew much more abundantly than in Anchorage). I made mistakes and was awkward and shy, and moved back to Anchorage after realizing it was the literal end of the road for me there at that time. 13 years later I went into labor there with my daughter. We had gone out of town one last time before we thought she’d come. It was quite the trek back to Anchorage, I’ll just say that. I can’t wait to return there with her and paint.  #kenaipeninsula  #northwestart  #landscapeoilpainting  #artprintsforsale  #homeralaska @visitkenai  #mountainpainting  #oceanpainting  #pacificnorthwest  #alaskalandscape

Noooooo!!! I’ve had this palette knife since Hillsdale days. Goodbye, little friend.  #oilpainting #hillsdalecollege

Noooooo!!! I’ve had this palette knife since Hillsdale days. Goodbye, little friend.  #oilpainting  #hillsdalecollege

Guess where/what kind of AK landscape this underpainting will be. #landscapepainting #pacificnorthwest #pnwart #oillandscape

Guess where/what kind of AK landscape this underpainting will be.  #landscapepainting  #pacificnorthwest  #pnwart  #oillandscape

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