Amanda Maglis-Long’s surroundings in the city of Calgary and the nearby mountains have deeply influenced her work. She is an avid hiker, mountain biker, and skier, where she finds endless inspiration for her contemporary landscape and wildlife artworks.
Amanda studied Graphic Design at ACAD, and Engineering Design & Drafting Technology at SAIT. She started her career as a Draftsman in the Petroleum industry. While raising her children, her creative outlet was to paint murals in children’s bedroom and schools. These very different backgrounds – the detailed, objective work of drafting, and the whimsical nature of children’s murals – have influenced her painting style. Her work is immediately recognized from the distinctive, concise solid lines and strong blended colours. In 2017, Amanda turned her passion for painting and the outdoors into a full time career.