Amanda Stewart says whatever gift she has is from within; her 'God given gift' to put things on canvas. Early on, before any contact with style or conventional techniques, her expressions in the various mediums of art drew attention to that gift. Her first memory of an experience in the world of art was in the second grade. Her best friend's mother was an art instructer and she had come to the small town public school to teach an art class. Challenged by the visiting artist, she was encouraged to select a photo and draw it.. She carefully selected a beautiful wolf as she was custom to nature and loved the outdoors growing up in the country on a small farm in central Texas. Upon completing her suggested task, to her suprise, the instructer asked to take her drawing to the state fair and enter it.. She encouraged Amanda and informed her she had a 'special gift' with art. This started a love affair with putting things on canvas.
With no formal art training, her style excels in rich, vibrant expression of her gift. If she enjoys and connects with the presented subject, something inside her meshes with the medium and she simply 'puts her heart on the canvas.'