"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
- Pablo Picasso
- Pablo Picasso
Hello! My name is Amanda Davis. I am a teacher, artist, writer, and innovator. I have experience writing and creating art in all forms since I was young. Writing and art have always been powerful outlets of expression for me. This is one of the many reasons I was inspired to teach art and pursue my passion for writing and illustrating children's books. I received a B.A. in English and Studio Art from Salve Regina University, and a M.A.T. in Art Education from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. I am the author of the forthcoming title, 30,000 STITCHES: THE INSPIRING STORY OF THE NATIONAL 9/11 FLAG (Hachette Book Group/WorthyKids Imprint, May 2021). My poetry and illustrations will appear in the Writers’ Loft Poetry Anthology, Friends and Anemones: Ocean Poems for Children (2020), and my photograph titled, Icelandic Horse, was published in The Sunlight Press (2019). I currently teach art at a public high school in Massachusetts where I was selected as 2020 Secondary Art Educator of the Year. As an educator, I’m always looking for ways to weave important causes into the curriculum. I'm an active member of SCBWI, 12x12, The Writer's Loft, National Art Education Association, and Children's Book Insider. You can usually find me hanging out in nature, petting dogs, and immersed in all things creative. I am inspired by my students, life experiences, and small acts of kindness. I live in the Boston area with my husband and rescue pup, Cora.
Art is universal. Art is connection. Art is life.
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