About Amanda Johnson
Amanda Johnson is a captivating and sensual artist who is masterful in communicating emotion, divine intervention and life blood in her work through the enchanted use of color and light regardless of the subject matter depicted.
Amanda's creative aptitude flourished from early childhood. She has developed her innate talent into a refined understanding of composition. With her repertoire of work ranging from portraiture to costume design, her formal education focused primarily on painting, yet her love of fashion and self expression led her to a career in film and television production where she was a successful costume designer and makeup artist.
Amanda Johnson is a native of Baltimore where she attended Baltimore High School for the Arts graduating with honors and a continuing education scholarship. She earned her BFA and Fine Arts diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Boston and the Tufts School. Soon thereafter she majored in Portrait Painting, continuing her education in Museum Studies at the Harvard Extension School. Miss Johnson then traveled to Greece and studied the history of art, further broadening her formal academic foundation.
Amanda currently garners inspiration from the majesty of the ocean and the lovely and quirky nature of Delray Beach, Florida which she now calls home. It is here that she continues her work at her studio in Artists Alley, Delray Beach. Beginning in March 2015, Amanda was featured in a group show- Bling, at the Cornell Museum in Delray Beach, FL. This show focused on art that shines- a staple of Amanda's work. Amanda's recent projects include fine art lamps that have been featured in The Baltimore Museum of Art. She also creates a line of luxury fabrics that is quickly gaining the attention of Interior Designers and the garment industry. She is a 2014 award recipient of ASID, Maryland for one of her textile collections. Amanda Johnson's textile collection was created using her original paintings. Taking a cue from art history and historical embellishments, each fabric begins as a painting that is worked with gold and silver leaf. Christian Siriano, of Project Runway fame, has become an avid collector of Amanda Johnson's work - particularly her pillows and Muse plates.
In May 2015, Amanda Johnson opened Amanda James Gallery, with her partner and husband, James Knill. The gallery is located at 412 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, Fl, 33435.