Friends of Lane – Lane Tech Green & Gold Auction 2021
Auction Ends: May 15, 2021 10:00 PM CDT

For Your Pet

Oil Painting of Your Pet by Amanda Brodie Stenlund

Item Number
367
Estimated Value
$300 USD
Sold
$200 USD to mh95c1b01
Number of Bids
12  -  Bid History

Item Description

A 14 x 11-inch oil painting of your pet by Chicago artist Amanda Brodie Stenlund. 

About Amanda:  I received my bachelor’s degree in studio art at Furman University, and from there began a career not painting. However, I did manage to push my way into museums. I spent a year at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, before moving to Chicago, where I still live. I worked at the Art Institute and the Chicago History Museum as an editor.  The elements and principles of design have always driven my painting style. I look for positive and negative space, light and dark, bright color, and maybe an unusual point of view. I don't limit my subjects--I'm interested in finding great composition and contrast with the aforementioned elements. I often think of something said by artist Lucien Freud: “Every painting should have a drop of poison.” That’s how I sum up the importance of balance and tension in a work of art.