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 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, Frederick Graff, Frank Francese, Robert Burridge, Mark Mehaffey, Ratindra Das, Tom Lynch and Alvaro Castagnet. An award-winning artist, she has been accepted into many juried shows in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina; the National Watercolor Society Member Show in San Pedro, California and Southern Watercolor Society shows. She is a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina and the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society. She markets her work at galleries and festivals in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.
Amanda divides her time between her homes in Ozona, Florida and Hayesville, North Carolina.
2017-18 Show Schedule
April 8 and 9, 2017 Tarpon Springs Fine Art Festival
April 22 and 23 Mainsail Art Festival, St. Petersburg, FL
May 26 and 27 Boca Grande Invitational Art Festival, Boca Grande, FL
October 7 and 8 John C. Campbell Fall Festival, Brasstown, North Carolina
September 9-November 18 Florida Watercolor Society (FWS) Annual Exhibition, Coral Springs
Museum of Art
November 20-December 27 FWS Traveling Exhibition Arts of Bonita Springs and Visual Arts Center, Bonita Springs, FL
January 12, 2018-March 24 FWS Traveling Exhibition Gadsden Art Center and Museum, Gadsden, FL
January 28-29 31st Annual Englewood Bank & Trust Invitational Art Festival, Englewood, FL
Ongoing - Morning Song Gallery, Hayesville, NC