Amanda Gress is a contemporary figurative artist working in Colorado. After being raised in northern Colorado, Amanda moved to southern California for her art training in 2001. Educated at Laguna College of Art and Design, she received her BFA in 2005 and completed her MFA in 2008. Her classical training in both drawing and painting are rooted in historical techniques covering several mediums including oil paint, watercolor, chalk pastel and sculpture. Her work has been widely exhibited and collected throughout the western United States. Amanda has spent time as an artist-in-residence in both Japan and Italy. Besides creating and exhibiting her work, Amanda has dedicated her time as an art instructor both privately and academically for the past fourteen years. Leaving the Los Angeles area in 2016, she now resides back in her hometown of Loveland, Colorado creating art and teaching out of her studio.