Amanda Edwards

Guess who's heading to Ireland!?

July 23, 2017
I'm excited to announce that I was recently selected for an artists residency in Ireland! I'll be traveling there in March of 2018, and staying on this amazing estate, painting, sketching, mosaicing, and drawing to my heart's content! The estate is owned by an artist and a historian... complete with old church ruins, beautiful gardens, meandering cows, and SO MUCH food for your imagination!

I will be the only artist in residence, and just can't wait! When my residency comes to a close, my children and husband will be meeting me there, and we'll spend a few weeks exploring all that Ireland has to offer. March can't come fast enough!


It's been a long time....

April 20, 2017
How is it possible that it's been so long? Where does the time go? Rather than try to back track, I'm going to just jump right into telling you about 2 cool projects I'm working on right now.

First, I had the total pleasure of sharing the art of mosaic with the women at Florence House a few weeks ago. Florence House is a home for chronically homeless women in Portland Maine. All of the women were so welcoming, and I loved seeing them get their creative juices flowing. Each woman made a mosaic...
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The Long Days of Summer

September 24, 2015
Well, Summer of 2015 is now over. How did that happen!? Although I made a true effort to enjoy & get the most out of every day, it still seemed to go by faster than ever. Days spent in the studio, in the garden, hanging out with two of the coolest kids ever (which happen to be my own), splashing in the waves, exploring the ever-changing cove we live on... summers in Maine are magical. But now, as Summer ends, I'm getting excited about what Autumn brings: sunny but cooler days that make you wa...
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October 17, 2014

It's been such a long time since I was here, so I'm not going to fool myself into thinking that I can update this blog in one post. :)  Instead, I'll do something much more reasonable, and plan on writing here once every couple of days for the next few weeks. For now, I'll jump right into the exciting news that Groutline Magazine ran an article about my project for the Ronald McDonald House of Portland Maine! To see more about the project, head here.

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Boston.com Piece about my Installation

January 25, 2013
Take a gander at this piece that appeared on Boston.com about my Boston Children's Hospital installation! Read the interview here.

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Yes... a FIVE-STORY mosaic!

November 28, 2012
I'm very happy to announce that my design, "Everyone's Tree House" has been selected as the winning design for a 5-story mosaic mural at Boston Children's Hospital. The proposal phase was long, and so many amazing artists applied. I'm still stunned that my piece won the contract... but beyond that, I'm thrilled & honored. I'll be a very busy camper for a while now!

I'll be sure to post many work in progress shots along the way.. so stay tuned! In the mean time, here is my design.

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My Inspiration

September 5, 2012
I don't believe I've ever written about my children on here... but today I was asked by someone what inspires me. The first thing I thought of was, "my children". They remind me to enjoy life... to laugh A LOT, to jump over the waves, to roll down hills, to not take myself too seriously, and to give love freely & as much as possible. The lessons I've learned from them come through in every piece of art I make. My work has no big hidden meanings....  it's just simply color, joy, love, and mome...
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Thank you all!

September 1, 2012

I took my 12-piece exhibit down this morning, and the folks at the library gallery said it was one of their most popular exhibits all year! Apparently, different large groups came by to see it.. and often. They said that a group of 8 people from Canada came in, and that they came to the area just to see my work! I was floored, honored, and so unbelievably grateful to everyone, every kind word, every wonderful email... THANK YOU for making my exhibit so successful! xoxox

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There are a few days left to see my show!

August 26, 2012
I'm taking my show down on the 31st... so you still have a few more days to check it out!

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Florence House & New Work

August 20, 2012
Doves are coming in all the time, from all over the world, for the Florence House Dove Mural. It's so exciting to open the boxes... and then I always get a little teary-eyed when I see the beautiful creations. Click here to head over the Florence House page and see the wonderful pieces that have come in so far!

I've been very busy with commissions, and putting together a proposal for a large mural for a New England hospital. More to come on that! I was thrilled to find out that I'm a finalist...

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About Me

Amanda Edwards I'm a stained glass & mixed media mosaic artist living on a beautiful beach in Southern Maine, with my husband & two children. Simply put, I love glass. I love the textures, variety of colors, shapes, sizes, reflections, even the sound it makes when I’m scoring and cutting it. Glass allows me to take a thousand little pieces of color and turn them into a flowing representation of my very active imagination.

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