"Dragon" - Amanda Beard
Brand Amanda Beard
12” W x 16” H
Acrylic on Canvas, 2014
Amanda Beard is an award-winning illustrator and designer born and raised in Beverly, Massachusetts. She received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012 and is currently lead designer for a professional theatre and a brand management company. Outside of her day job, Amanda does freelance illustration and design and maintains her own line of art and stationery. Her work has recently been exhibited at The Center on the Common, Harvard, MA; the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College, Beverly, MA; Visionspace Gallery, Lynn, MA; Studios at Porter Mill, Beverly, MA; and the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY. Amanda currently lives in Somerville with her spectacular roommates and adorable four-legged studio buddy, Pica.
“My work is reminiscent of after-school cartoons and video games of the late 90's, those which encouraged very dedicated relationships to imaginary animal-like characters. The same investment is reflected in my paintings; the tactile process of applying the paint to the canvas is as equally enjoyable and important as the piece itself. Color is carefully considered, though developed gradually as each is mixed and placed.”