Artist Amanda Barbarito

Amanda Barbarito

The art I create is a reaction to my experiences with people vs. my experiences with nature. As a child growing up on a farm in rural West Tennessee I was happiest in the woods and fields. I looked under logs and in holes. I waded through creeks looking for these mysterious and “evil” snakes that handed out fruit and ruined everything. I picked clover and stood perfectly still until the cow ate it from my hand. I knew the black widows under the logs didn’t want to hurt me. I learned bees didn’t want to sting me. In nature I found a world that made sense, not like the world of humans.

I now live in Greenville, SC where I spend a lot of my time teaching my kids and as many adults as possible to treat the world around them with care and compassion, even humans.

Featured Work

Be Still by Amanda Barbarito

Be Still

by Amanda Barbarito
pencil, acrylic
on wood
10.5″ x 45″

Be Vigilant by Amanda Barbarito

Be Vigilant

by Amanda Barbarito
acrylic, glass flakes
on wood
14″ x 40″

Live Edge 2 by Amanda Barbarito

Live Edge 2

by Amanda Barbarito
acrylic, glass flakes
on wood
10″ x 30.25″