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Amanda Fisher is one of the featured artists at Artworks Gallery in August

by Carolyn Tamler 1st August 2022

 

In addition to being an involved mom with four kids (ages 7, 12, 14 and 17), Amanda Fisher has created a career working in the South Whidbey School District and has found time to explore and expand her abilities as a painter.

 

Amanda majored in Human Services in college and has been doing social work associated with schools in the South Whidbey community. She works with “Readiness to Learn,” one of the programs for children to help them feel safe in their schools and at home.

 

She says, “My grandmother painted and taught me how to do many artistic things.”  Before she had her family, Amanda painted a lot and worked in her garden. Two years ago she began spending more time working on her creativity as an artist. She says, “Focusing on my artwork got me through a lot of the stress of Covid and having my children home with me.”

 

Amanda devotes much of her time with children in the school district, and she adds, “I take my job seriously.” But now that the schools have reopened and her children are older and more independent, she hopes to spend more time with her art.

 

Her website is called “Twist of Light” and she dreams of becoming a professional artist one day. The name comes from her idea that light always returns.

 

 

She has entered juried shows in the American Watercolor Society at Las Lagunas Gallery in Los Angeles, and the Square Foot Show in Canada.  Her work is done in watercolor and acrylic. She was very pleased when her application to be a guest artist at Artworks Gallery was accepted.

 

 

She also does creative clothing, which is carried by the Blue Peony store in Langley.

 

Amanda and her husband, who is a data analyst and in Seattle, live on Whidbey. Her husband’s family has lived on the island for many years.

 

 

To see more of Amanda’s artwork, visit her website, www.twistoflight.com

 

For more information about Artworks Gallery visit their website: https://www.artworkswhidbey.com/

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1st August 2022 8:52 am.
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