Statement and Bio

Artist Statement

Amanda Greavette is an oil painter who creates life-size figurative pieces and landscapes.  Amanda loves the human form and is drawn to the stories of life, especially those that involve transformation, relationships, struggle and love. One of the guiding philosophies of her art practice is to ‘paint what you know’, making art that reflects one’s own experience, passion and interest.  While her figurative work is representational, it is also expressive and symbolic and refers to the inner landscape.  Painting the sacred and transcendent in common moments, in a vibrant and emotive fashion makes the work memorable and impactful.


Amanda Greavette lives and works in Ontario, Canada.  She studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design (2004) and has exhibited in many solo and group shows.  Amanda is a La Leche League leader and a founding member of one of the few midwifery advocacy consumer groups in Ontario. Her work is based on years of personal lived experience with the subjects she represents, and the shared experience of peers. Amanda has 5 children and is raising them in a partial straw-bale off-grid rural home.



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