Artist, educator, designer and maker, Amanda Kerr is a wife and mother of 3. A long time resident of Castle Rock Colorado, Amanda has an BFA from UW-Milwaukee in theater production and a Masters of Education from Regis University in Denver. Currently, she teaches ceramics and jewelry at Castle View High School.
Her work ranges from traditional to very expressive and modern depending on what moves her in the moment. After viewing an exhibit at Denver Art Museum on Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, her love of using cardboard and other materials as her “canvas” was revived and the juxtaposition of fine art and frames with the torn edges of the cardboard appeal to her love of texture and contradiction. Her paintings are often layered with textures from either acrylic mediums or from fabric, tissue or lace, is thick with paint and gilded with gold, silver and copper leaf.
With her mural and commission work, Amanda strives to create an avenue for the values of an organization to be communicated visually through pleasing works of art. Amanda works closely with the goals and vision of the home or business owner to create serenity or excitement.