Amanda Kavanagh grew up in the Hudson River village of Dobbs Ferry NY. She received a BFA in illustration from Syracuse University. After many years working as a graphic designer in Manhattan, she decided to return to her passion – painting and drawing. She has been exhibiting her work in various east coast galleries since 2006. She currently lives in Brooklyn NY.

Painting by Amanda Kavanagh

Artist Statement

As a landscape oil painter, I am interested in exploring themes of transition and contrast in nature, and capturing often overlooked moments in everyday scenes. For me, painting is a form of meditation and, if I am lucky, an opportunity to witness that fleeting moment between the ordinary and extraordinary.


Painting by Amanda Kavanagh