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Mims Publishing

Arabian Rock Art

Project Seagrass


Carnegie Museum

of Natural History

Phipps Conservancy


Highlights Children's Magazine

Bicycle Times

Dirt Rag

Buffalo Spree

City Paper





"... For such a book, anatomy is crucial, but to elevate the story to a different level, the illustrator must also be able to tell a story with their art. Amanda does that skillfully, using images to build drama and excitement.

It’s the small things that matter. - Darcy Pattison, 

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Media Kit for Amanda Zimmerman

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Link to articles about Amanda Zimmerman

Link to current and upcoming exhibitions

Link to artist journal/ blog

Art Info

  • Oils, watercolors, and digital art

  • Realism but like in a disoriented dream that's not quiet complete. 

Artist Statement

What quantifies an artist's interest in a subject? You are always  Just a glimpse, a catch of play of light, of textures, of movement that need sto be recorded. Like the viewer is walking i to the middle of it.and then unraveling it.

Amanda has always been drawn to elements of life that are laden with narratives. From her illustrations for the picture book Diego to xxxxxxxxxxxx. Amanda was born (Flagstaff, Arizona) and went to art school in the West (Denver, CO) Lived in the South (Amarillo, Texas), and the north (Duluth Mn) and now resides in the East (Pittsburgh, PA). She  she's spent many hours at natural history, art and science museums delving into the mysteries of dinosaurs, bugs, birds, animals of all shapes and sizes and even those wily ancient humans. 


She has worked with curators, biologists and engineers to create illustrations for projects ranging from rain water management to a book on Arabian rock art. Her illustrations have been featured in a variety of scientific journals, a gallery show about seahorses and their kin and the science illustration exhibit Focus on Nature XII at the New York State Museum. Her debut picture book, DIEGO, THE GIANT GALAPAGOS TORTOISE, garnered a starred Kirkus review. 

That's all in her past though. Now she is reaching out for something a little more gritty and powerful. 


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