Amanda Skow creates oil paintings in the realist tradition, focusing on landscape and still life. She has produced work on commission, she has had three solo exhibits and has participated in many group exhibits. Skow lives in Elma, Washington, and was born in Keene, New Hampshire, in 1969.
Watch my videos, about using Dibond as a support for oil paintings, and about three portable easels.
My work could be described as quiet, beautiful, and precise. I prefer simplicity of composition, clarity of message, and emotional appeal. I create art because I admire the skill and beauty evident in realist works of antiquity and modernity, and I strive for that in my work.
Caring for Artwork
The best way to preserve art is to frame it and hang it on the wall. I frame all of my paintings, using techniques I learned from professional framers.
Supports for Oil Paintings
In order for a painting to last for hundreds of years without paint loss or cracking, it must be painted on a high-quality rigid support. I use aluminum composite material for all of my paintings, and I recommend this material for all artists who frame their work.