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An Illustrator & designer with a love for animals and Nature

 

I'm Amanda, an illustrator and designer based out of my home studio in Harwinton, Connecticut. I am inspired by the my lively New England backyard, with densely forested trees that are home to a variety of creatures. Each season provides a host of new surprises that I am lucky to watch out of my studio window. I moved to Georgia for many years to pursue a degree in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design and found myself missing home. But the change in scenery gave me time to explore my new backyard, a new region of flora and fauna at my finger tips. It was then that I realized how unique and resilient the natural world truly is, capable of adapting to the harshest climates but susceptible to the madness of mankind.

After living in Connecticut, Georgia, and the south of France,  I wanted to take more time exploring the natural diversity of the world and how human error can alter species and effect biodiversity.  I spend a great deal of my time researching and looking for reference photos, or exploring the natural world to take my own. I have more ideas than I can ever hope to bring to life on paper.

 

Check out my commissions page for more details on custom work

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Prints of my work are currently available in my Etsy shop and for sale locally at the Collinsville Artisan Co-Op, located in historic Collinsville, CT.

I also travel locally to shows, craft fairs, art shows and more. Check back regularly for updates.


LOCAL EVENTS

August 5, 10am-5pm Walnut Beach Art & Craft Festival | Walnut Beach | Milford, CT

August 11-12, 11am-5pm Made In Connecticut Expo | Bethlehem Fair Grounds | Bethlehem, CT

September 15-16, 11am-5pm Audubon Greenwich Fall Fest & Hawk Watch | Audubon Greenwich | Greenwich, CT

September 22, 9am-3pm Torrington Fall Fest | Torrington Center Congregation Church | Torrington, CT

October 6, 9am-3pm 40th Anniversary Master Gardner’s Program | 67 Stony Hill Road  | Bethel, CT *rain date October 13


 

2016

SCAD Patterns in Nature Exhibition, Third Place Award for, Seven Spotted Lady Beetle

Featured in Art.Science.Gallery's show Meet the Beetles!

Harwinton Public Library Juror's Award for, To Live Without Fear

Featured in SCAD Illustration Anthology

Lacoste, France Open Studio

2015

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Juried Art Exhibit

SCAD Scientific Illustration Exhibition

SCAD Drawing Works Exhibition

2014

SCAD Foundations Honnors Show

Featured on TheyDrawandTravel.com

 

Shows and Recognition:

2018

Creative Quarterly 51, Runner-up

Curated artist on CT Art List

Scientific Illustration, FE Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Featured Artist, Coroflot.com for the Bird Alphabet project

2017

Alexander Ink Gallery Show, SCAD

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Juried Art Exhibit

Featured in SCAD Illustration Anthology

Illustration Expo, SCAD

Port City Review Exhibition of Selected Artwork

Snuggle Bunnies, honorable mention in Port City Review

The Bees and the Flowers, featured in Port City Review

 

 

All works ©Amanda Surveski 

Please do not reproduce any of the images without the expressed written consent of Amanda Surveski.