Amanda Raynes attended Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, graduated with a degree in drawing and painting from Laguna College of Art & Design and currently resides in Lee, New Hampshire. Pulling from her New England roots combined with her experience in the Western US, her art has elements that span both time and place.
Continually drawn to her family ancestry and the history of all that interests her, there are often references to old photos in her work – and the viewer is encouraged to create a narrative that is unique to them. Amanda has created a language of symbols and imagery that lend a graphic element to her more painterly style. When not creating art, Amanda is busy running her vintage shop, Nellie Baker Vintage – also adding to her love of history and creating a story for things of the past.