Amanda is a fine artist that works in a variety of media from oil paints to paper collage. She paints in a representational style and from life; both ‘en plein air’ as well as in her home studio located in central Maryland. A lifelong artist, Amanda grew up around the Chesapeake Bay, outside of Annapolis.
The artist has been showing her work publicly for over 20 years and is known for her use of vibrant colors and alla prima painting technique. In her current work the artist investigates light and dark balance with compositions rooted in notan design. Amanda strives to describe everyday scenes with her own impressions of color and light. As a representational painter, she is endlessly fascinated by the challenges of piecing together a cohesive image, from one decision to the next. Amanda enjoys getting lost in comparing each color and value, trying carefully to preserve the moment; to really see the essence of her subject. She keeps her colors as intuitive as possible, sticking with her initial impressions. Amanda explores a variety of subjects in her work including landscape, still life, and figure.
Milliner holds a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland. She has studied both classical and high renaissance art history on location in Florence, Italy at Studio Art Centers International (SACI). Amanda is an active member of her artists collective Artists’ Gallery in Ellicott City, MD. She is the head of Marketing and Publicity for the gallery and has been the content creator for their social media since 2021. Amanda also teaches adult art classes at The Columbia Art Center and Howard County Center for the Arts in Howard County, Maryland. The artist competes and displays her artwork in regional plein air competitions, local art galleries, as well as in national exhibitions for both the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society.