Bridgeton, NJ – April 17, 2017 - Amanda McCutcheon, a Philadelphia area artist, will show her recent paintings at Gallery 50 from May 3 through May 26. The work includes portraits of friends and acquaintances, many from the southern New Jersey area. Over thirty new paintings will be on display featuring the life-sized portraits for which McCutcheon is known. It is the artist’s intent that her paintings succeed in telling stories about their subjects and contemporary life in a way that relates to the viewer with humor and optimism.
Amanda grew up in suburban central New Jersey and rural Chester County, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College, received an MFA from Columbia University, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She has lived in New York City, Maine and Philadelphia. She now resides on a farm in southern New Jersey where she paints, bakes and raises organic seedlings.
McCutcheon has taught painting and drawing privately for more than 20 years. She has accepted commissions and has shown in galleries and other public venues from Philadelphia to Maine. Her work is represented in public and private collections.
Amanda's work will be on display at Gallery 50, located at 50 East Commerce Street, Bridgeton, NJ 08302. The exhibition will run May 3 through 26. Everyone is welcome to attend the special opening reception on Friday, May 5 from 6 to 9pm. For more information, call 856-575-0090 or visit www.gallery50.org.
To learn more about the artist, visit www.AmandaMcCutcheon.com, www.facebook.com/BreadandPaintings or www.instagram.com/BreadandPaintings.