I’m excited to be one of the newest members of the Arts Mill, joining the group in February 2016. From the moment I first walked into the Mills art space I was filled with a sense of peace and inspiration. The Arts Mill came into my life when I most needed it and I’m thrilled to now have my own little space to serve as my studio/art therapy.
I was born and raised in the greater Milwaukee area, but after hearing the mountains (and school) calling my name I moved to Portland, OR in 2010 where I finished my Bachelors in Environmental Studies and Sustainability. I found a piece of my heart in the Pacific Northwest. The ever-changing and dynamic landscapes, artist communities, fog and endless farmers markers
seem to be fully alive and full of magic. Both as a student and a professional dog walker I was lucky to be able to spend a lot of time exploring the natural beauty the region has to offer. I was surrounded by inspiration, but could never seem to find the time to paint … until recently when I moved back to Wisconsin! Since then I have been enjoying reconnecting with friends and family and (thanks to the Mill) obsessively painting the mountains and landscapes I fell in love with in the Northwest.
I do my best to use all natural and previously used materials in all of my paintings and other art craft projects. I have traded in stretch canvases for barn or plywood that would otherwise be burned or destroyed. I love how the grain adds texture and patterns to the paintings, almost helping the landscapes come alive.
Please stop in and say hello! I would love to collaborate and/or fill custom orders.
To learn more about Amanda’s art, travels and inspiration please check out The Fetch or on Instagram @amandaannrohde
Along with Amanda’s paintings you will also find homemade body soaps and laundry detergents in her space. All of which are handmade with care right here in Ozaukee County by Amanda’s aunt, Anne Rohde. To learn more about Anne’s Soaps please follow, http://www.theoldcedarshed.com/