ART + SOUL
Mandy is a true daughter of the South, raised in rural Georgia with pencils in hand as early as her mama can remember. She moved to the Georgia Coast after graduating from Georgia Southern University, and has spent 15 years in ministry before becoming a professional artist.
Mandy returned to art as a way to work through depression and process her emotions, and found abstract art as the medium to most fully express emotional concepts. She has wrapped her art career in the healing power of creativity, both through viewing and creating it. Not only does she encourage others through her work, but she works with those who are interested in using creativity to bring healing in their own lives.
She now lives in Brunswick Georgia with her husband and two beautiful daughters. She’s a member of the Glynn Art Association, Jekyll Island Art Association, and has a private studio downtown at the Brunswick Stewdio. You can find her work in multiple local venues and exhibits.
After giving up on art for more practical pursuits, these passions laid dormant into my mid-30s and are now expressed through my life as a professional artist. I draw inspiration from the transcendence of the natural world. My pieces are loose abstractions that pull away from realism to capture the essence of nature. My paintings include colors that reflect the vitality of life, textures that communicate the physicality of nature, and strong lines with open spaces that evoke a sense of freedom. Above all else, I take seemingly chaotic strokes, splatters, and layers to create a balanced and pleasing work. My artwork is an invitation to see beauty in the messiness of life.
Current works and prints can be found at:
- Viola's Market, St. Simons Island
- Permanent display at The Farmer and The Larder, Downtown Brunswick
- Dot & Army, Downtown Brunswick
- The Brunswick Stewdio, 1407 Newcastle St., Brunswick
For more, read Golden Isles Magazine's featured article on Mandy and her work!
Awards and Juried Exhibits:
2018 "Trashy Side" Juried Group Exhibition @ Glynn Visual Arts, March/April
2018 Fall Art Festival @ Jekyll Island Art Association
- 1st Place in Advanced Painting, for Spacious
2017 Invitational Group Exhibit, Life in the Abstract, Glynn Visual Arts, May/June
2017 Fall Art Festival @ Jekyll Island Art Association:
- 1st Place in Intermediate Sculpture, for Mandy's art towers
- 2nd Place in Advanced Painting, for Denim
2016 Fall Art Festival @ Jekyll Island Art Association:
- 1st Place in Intermediate Painting, for Bloom
2014 First Place, Abstract Arts Exhibition, Light Space Time Gallery