Amanda Shearer-Fullerton was born in Orlando, Florida. As a child, she was always drawing. She won first and second place prizes when she was six for a Christmas contest to design the cover of a booklet for Mutual Benefit Life in Newark, New Jersey. At 12, she began taking oil painting lessons from Lydia Quick of the Windermere Art Gallery in Florida. At 16, she was the youngest artist hired to draw portraits at Walt Disney World. Later, she also drew portraits at Sea World. Amanda received Bachelor and Master degrees in geology. She continued to take some art classes while in college.
Following raising her two sons, Amanda began painting again ernestly. She has studied under several world-renowned artists, including: Joseph Zbukvic, Fred Graff, Frank Francese, Robert Burridge, Tom Lynch and Alvaro Castagnet. An award-winning artist, she has been accepted into many juried shows in Florida, North Carolina and Georgia and is a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. She markets her work at galleries and shops in Georgia, Florida and North Carolina.
Most recently, Amanda was accepted into the National Watercolor Society Member Show in San Pedro, CA.
Amanda divides her time between her residences in Ozona, FL and Hayesville, NC.
Professional Association of Visual Artists, Cool Show, Clearwater, FL July 2013
National Watercolor Society Show, San Pedro, CA June- July, 2013
Brasstown Valley Resort, on-going
Tennenbaum Gallery, Palm Harbor, FL - Ongoing
Tsartistry Gallery, Franklin, NC - Ongoing
John C. Campbell Fall Festival, Brasstown, NC - Oct, 2013