Born and raised in Australia, Amanda Sokolski has spent a good deal of her life as a student and later, as a diplomat, living and traveling in Europe and the United States. In 2004 she married and emigrated to America.
A product of Australia’s strong beach culture, Amanda is drawn to the coast, and seeks to capture in her work the sense of freedom, lightness and well-being that a visit to the seaside can bring. Through bold, bright and exaggerated color she expresses her fascination with the vibrant flora, fauna, landscapes and people of the Delaware beaches and, more generally, her ongoing "American adventure".
Amanda has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in French, Bachelor of Laws and Master in Arts from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She has studied painting, drawing and graphic design at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.
She works with oil paint, mixed with various media, to create bold statements of color and deep texture.