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The Art of Amanda Willshire

Amanda Willshire is an American sculptor living in Denver, Colorado. A native of Arkansas, Amanda grew up fishing and exploring the waters and backwoods of the Ozarks. After graduating from Hendrix College, she worked as a graphic designer in advertising eventually forming her own design firm. Her love of the outdoors brought her

to Colorado where she lives today.

The subject matter of her art is born from nature. Amanda builds large-scale public art for cities and museums like the 15’ tall, interactive “Incredible Electric Technicolor Mockingbird” at Bentonville’s Amazeum. She jokes that the “largest flies she has tied” are a two-part sculpture consisting of a giant ladybug and damselfly hovering above St. Vrain Creek in Longmont, Colorado. She brings her passion for fly fishing into her latest collection simply titled “Steel Fish”. Based on photos clients send her, Amanda creates a one-of-a-kind, steel fish bringing that memorable catch to life as a sculpture.

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