Amanda Zito was born and raised in Western Montana and spent her childhood on her family’s ranch, surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains. Like any wild child, she spent her early years running around butt naked. Her body of work clearly reflects her rural upbringing and down-to-earth attitude by utilizing warm color palettes, natural elements and embracing the nude. Her portrayal of women can be described as glorified, powerful and sexy. She makes use of her romantic-realist style to explore themes and feelings of nostalgia, western history, relationships and classic portraiture. Her work is digitally painted, highly rendered, and detail oriented.
She moved to Portland, Oregon in 2010 to attend the Pacific Northwest College of Art where she is earning a BFA in Illustration and serving an apprenticeship at Dark Star Tattoo. She spends her free time driving as far away from the city as humanly possible and pining for home.