About Amanda Lee
Ever wonder how to get more out of life? People say we only get to live once. I believe in dancing in the rain, singing your heart songs, and taking in the tiny moments that make the bigger moments possible. I am blessed with 3 beautiful children; Lucy, William, and Finn as well as my sweet husband Mats. My husband has been with me through thick and thin and is my rock, my support, my best friend, and my sanity. My world comes to life when I make up silly stories under a blanket fort, when my house becomes a fortress and we spend the day fighting pirates and preparing for the grand ball. It comes to life when I sing my heart out, spend time in nature getting my hands dirty, or when I paint something beautiful. My greatest joy comes from serving my God and raising my family. I am a creator and risk taker. Although sometimes shy and timid I have a zeal for adventure and choose to look through the eyes of faith and hope instead of practicality and dull color.
Growing up I never considered myself any extra ordinary artist. I have taken a few art classes over the years and I won a few contests but really just took at wack at it for fun. After graduating high school, I didn’t really do anything with art until sometime after I got married. As poor college students, we didn’t have a lot of money and wanted to give my mother something special. Out of the blue I decided to try a large painting as a home warming gift. To the say the least, I was commissioned for at least 30 paintings shortly after and sold a hundred in about a year and a half in between schooling and raising my kids. I have been in a few arts shows since and look forward to more.
My life was changed by service as a 21-year-old missionary in Houston Texas where I learned what living life to the fullest really means. Finally stepping out of my little box into a whole world of beautiful cultures and people with different experiences opened my eyes to the very real heartache and problems people face and the ability we have to make a difference and to share goodness. Jesus Christ is known throughout history as one of most influential people to walk the earth. His entire life was dedicated to service and sharing goodness. That influence is still felt a crossed the globe today. I have discovered the way to the most fulfilling life is following His example. That is what I hope to share through my art. His light and love and the joy that comes into our lives through following His perfect example.