Amanda graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. She did graduate work at S.U.C. in Cortland and Oswego, New York and the State University of New York at Binghamton, New York. She graduated from Syracuse University with a Master of Science in Art Education; and from Brooklyn College with a Master of Fine Arts in painting, where she was awarded the Charles G. Shaw Award for Painting.
Her mediums included oil, acrylic, watercolor, paste, oil stick, pencil and charcoal. The subject matter in all mediums included portraiture, landscapes and still life.
She has exhibited widely and her work is in many private and public collections.
Her professional career included the teaching of art and English as a Second Language to a diverse population of students from urban to rural; Haudenosaunee in Lafayette, New York; Haitian Americans in New York City; and Chinese Americans in Boston, Massachusetts.
Along with the arts, spirituality played an important role in her life. Friendships were one of her greatest accomplishments. She loved to bring friends and family together in her creative adventures. Travel was a passion of hers and she was especially fond of Ireland. Amanda's legacy is her paintings and the fond memories of the adventures she took us on.