Born in Lima Peru 1967, Amanda Bellino was raised and lived in Queen/Long Island, New York all of her life And now made a transition a new journey to Florida.
Blending her Peruvian heritage with that of savvy New Yorker, her artwork reflects where she has come from in her life and where she is now.
Amanda started studying Architecture and Environmental Design at Parsons School of Design in NYC. Through this exposure to the process of learning about structure, materials and spatial arrangements, Amanda realized that she preferred to create interior spaces for people that reflected harmony, identity and Feng Shui. Her love of textures naturally led her to creating faux finishes. She started her own faux finishing company in 1994 called Artique Interior Design in which she did faux finishes as well as kitchen & bath design.
To relieve the stress and willingness too fine a better way of living life from a car accident in 1996 that almost left her permanently handicapped and struggles daily with pain. Amanda started too paint again in oils and acrylics again. Her art then evolved to also incorporating textures such as sand, mortar and gels to create multi-dimensional sculpture relief effects she also conjured upon her Peruvian heritage to create modern sculpted relief paintings of historic symbolisms of her culture, which include Peruvian Gods, Tribal leaders, Mountain Cats and more.
Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright his architecture, and use of mortars and concretes, she has integrated in her work a core structure, which then allows for the creation of two-dimensional design. The artist Salvadore Dali also influenced her as a child. In "La persistenda de la memoir", one of her favorite paintings, Dali used a landscape as a foreground present her enlightened state, inner wisdom and emotional clarity.
Amanda's work can be described as the fusing of her spirituality through the building of textures. She manifests to create vibration cohesiveness even though her methods are fluid and random as her energy changes around her surroundings. Her Buddha series has emerged from this process and awakened state of spiritual enlightenment. Each of these paintings is a reflection of herself and her new and peaceful view of her life energy and the world at large.
Her work has been described as personal, captivating, meditative, tranquil and serene. A buyer, who is living with a couple of Ms. Bellino's Buddha paintings in her home finds the eyes and faces of her Buddha's presented, a continual daily reminder of a sense of calm, confidence and continuity that she aspires for in her in own life and environment.
The evolution of Amanda Bellino's work is what she has achieved in her own life and what we all hope for in our own lives...is to create a path of peace, diminish the sense of anguish of present day circumstances, and to cultivate a clam and peaceful state of mind.