Amanda Lee Jones
Austin, TX

Amanda Lee Jones was born in Alvin, Texas and spent her early years living in various places, finally settling in Austin in 1998.
Amanda always loved to draw but didn’t pursue art seriously until she started classes in her late twenties with Mary Watkins at Three Muses School of Fine Arts, eventually teaching the children’s classes there. When Mary’s studio closed Amanda began teaching from her home studio.
Seeking to improve her technique further, she began a period of independent learning that eventually lead to her discovery of Graydon Parrish. Amanda began studying privately with Graydon early in 2011, but in late in 2011 she was diagnosed with stage 3 uterine cancer and she had to quit her training.
After beating cancer Amanda began painting again, using this experience as a creative springboard. In the fall of 2018 Amanda opened a new, larger studio where she continues to share her passion and knowledge with budding young artists.

BS in Elementary Education
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Graduated summa cum laude

3 Muses School of Fine Arts, Austin, TX

Private lessons, Graydon Parrish

Selected Exhibitions
July, Sotheby’s, 15th International ARC Salon Exhibition, New York City, NY
October, MEAM, European Museum of Modern Art, 15th International ARC Salon Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain
November, Blue Review Art Prize, Sugarlift Gallery Virtual Exhibition

May, West Austin Studio Tour Group Exhibition, Austin, TX

February, Dougherty Arts Center, Refigured: Radical Realism, Austin, TX
May, West Austin Studio Tour Group Exhibition, Austin, TX

International Realism: 15th International ARC Salon, Frederick C Ross and Kara Lysandra Ross, ACC Art Books, New York, 2021; pp. 94, 95, 98
“Art & Life with Amanda Lee Jones”, Voyage Houston, 2019

March BoldBrush Competition, Fav15%
Jerry Goldstein Foundation and Jerry’s Artarama Award

15th Annual ARC International Salon Competition, Finalist
Blue Review Art Prize, Honorable Mention

Teaching Experience
Amanda Lee Jones Art Studio

3 Muses School of Fine Arts