Amanda Zito was born and raised in Western Montana and spent her childhood on her family’s ranch, surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains. Like any wild child, she spent her early years running around butt naked. Her body of work clearly reflects her rural upbringing and down-to-earth attitude by utilizing warm color palettes, natural elements and embracing the nude. Her portrayal of women can be described as glorified, powerful and sexy. She makes use of her romantic-realist style to explore themes and feelings of nostalgia, western history, relationships and classic portraiture. Her work is digitally painted, highly rendered, and detail oriented.
She moved to Portland, Oregon in 2010 to attend the Pacific Northwest College of Art where she Graduated with a BFA in Illustration in May 2014. She spends her free time driving as far away from the city as humanly possible and pining for home.
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Favourite Visual Artist
Beauty and the Beast
Favourite TV Shows
Lost Girl, Hell on Wheels, Deadwood, The Librarians
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Tamora Pierce, Garth Nix, Marissa Meyer
Final Fantasy X-2, Assassin's Creed
Favourite Gaming Platform
PS2 and PC
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop, Wacom Intuos 4, and other Traditional Mediums
Anatomy, Tattoo, Ranching, Ukulele, and Violin