Amanda MarkelBozeman, Montana
Amanda Grace Markel specializes in modern equine and wildlife art with expressive personality and pizzazz. Her innovative works in bronze focus on design and the use of attractive lines to play with negative space and incorporate architectural elements or geometric forms.
Markel first began experimenting with sculpture at a young age in her back yard where she turned the Colorado earth to clay. Years later she now uses clay, cast in bronze, to express the life of the animals she creates. Markel has built skills as a sculptor and entrepreneur while allocating a portion of her profits to promote the education and support of underprivileged children. She possesses a persistent desire to learn, experiment, teach, and innovate. Markel now works in a bronze casting foundry in Bozeman, Montana, and has sold her various works for the better part of a decade. Markel’s aspiration is to encourage, inspire, connect with and enhance the lives of others through her work.