Art with a StoryCreating this piece made me think of being down in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The colors are festive and come together in a beautiful chaotic way.
ExhibitionsNov. 2018- present, installation for Artwork Network, Greenwood Village, CO
About the ArtistAmanda Stavast Metcalf was born and raised in Colorado. Her desire to create from an early age led her to obtain a BFA from Colorado State University in 1999. After working in graphic design for a few years she decided to focus her creative energy into mural work and started her own company in 2001. Stavast’s murals can be found in both large-scale corporate and residential settings throughout Colorado’s Front Range and Denver Metro area. While she is still commissioned for mural work, in recent years, she has taken a deep dive into traditional paintings on canvas. The pieces she creates come from a deep emotional space. Luckily, she is not constrained to one particular style of work, and that allows her to explore her creativity boundlessly. Each style of work teaches her something about herself. A floral still life allows her to give in to her urge to be perfect. Landscapes teach her to live in the moment and convey tranquility. Conceptual work allows her to get all of the interesting and creative ideas out of her head. Abstracts force her to let go of all expectations and be free. The compilation of these themes makes Amanda the well-rounded artist she is today.
Amanda lives in the Denver Metro area with her husband and four children. She loves wearing the hats of artist, wife, mother, exercise junkie and margarita lover.