Amanda Metzger was raised in rural Morton, Illinois and currently lives in Peoria, Illinois. She began painting in 2010, out of a studio in her home.
Amanda has not had formal training in the visual arts, making her a self-taught artist. She is greatly inspired by music. From the piano and vocal lessons she took as a child, she developed a true appreciation for the art of music itself.
"I am inspired to use whatever media is called for to interest my viewers. The use of three-dimensional media in my work first catches the attention of the viewer, and then draws them into the realm of the painting." As a result, the combination of these two art forms is highly interesting.