Pastel Painting Demonstration Skies with Amanda Houston
with Amanda Houston
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If you cannot attend Amanda Houston's Workshop, join us for her demonstartion pastel painting on Thursday Evening.
When: February 29th, 2024 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wine and appetizers will be served.
Growing up on three continents, Amanda is inspired by much of the world. She now lives on 30 breathtaking acres in Cornelius, O.R., capturing the beauty of the landscapes surrounding her. As a child living in Africa and Saudi Arabia, she remembers watching her mother paint oil landscapes as a hobby. Both her parents were educators and encouraged her to follow her creative passion.
Amanda was educated in New England and holds a B.S. in Apparel Design & Merchandising (honors) from the University of Vermont and a graduate degree in Textile Design (summa cum laude) from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She was L.L. Bean’s first apparel designer in the 80s, Nike’s first Apparel Innovation Director in the 90s, and then helped launch Nike’s first e-commerce business (www.Niketown.com) during the dot-com boom. After 20 years of corporate America, traveling, designing, and merchandising sports apparel for big global brands, she found she was creating less and managing more.
In 2004, she took the leap, embraced motherhood, and allowed the artist in her to finally come out. Amanda has been painting and refining her craft ever since and has been sharing her knowledge as an instructor since 2016.She lives in the Willamette Valley wine country of Oregon in an old historic hunting lodge west of Portland on 30 glorious acres overlooking vineyards and rolling cultivated with her black lab.
As a retired Nike Triathlete and now having finished raising her two adult sons, when she isn’t painting, she loves to spend her past time riding her bikes, doing yoga, swimming, cooking, gardening, and traveling. She splits her time between Cornelius, Oregon, and the San Juan Islands and squeezes painting time in whenever possible.
She is a Master’s Circle Member of IAPS (International Assoc. of Pastel Societies) and a Signature and board member of the N.W. Pastel Society and American Women Artists, where she participates in museum shows each year. She also participates in national shows as a member of the American Impressionist Society and Pastel Society of America. She is published by Editions Limited and is seen nationwide in hospitals and hotels. She is represented by Giacobbe Fritz Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, Scott Milo Gallery in Anacortes, WA, Cole Gallery in Edmonds, WA, American Art Company in Tacoma, WA, Clearwater Gallery in Sisters, OR; and Attic Gallery in Camas, WA. She outfits two winery tasting rooms in the Willamette Valley, Penner Ash Wine Cellars, and Coleen Clemens Vineyards.
Feb 29th, 2024
Picket Fence Art Studio
14700 148th Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072 Get directions