Artist Interview: Amanda Hukill
What are your earliest memories related to art?
When I was in the 2nd grade my best friends mom came to our school to teach an art class. She was an artist. She instructed us to pic a picture to draw for the fair possibly. I selected a wolf picture. I remember her telling me it was too advanced a picture for me, but I was determined. I loved animals and I wanted to draw the wolf. She consented to let me and to her surprise I did pretty good. She then asked to take my piece to the fair where I won a ribbon. She encouraged me to draw and said I had natural talent. I began to draw anything and everything. It wasn’t uncommon for me to rent library picture books and draw every picture in the books. Particularly horses and big cats. They were flashy and always caught my eye.