Amanda Adkins is a native of Arizona and graduated from Arizona State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art Education and specialization in painting. Amanda has had many solo and group exhibitions both regionally and nationally. Her love for animal folklore, health and homeopathy is reflected throughout her work. Her series Crow Speak received local and national publications from sources such as as; Java Magazine and The Endometriosis Foundation of America and Uptown Magazine. She is known for some of her murals and public art working with clients such as, United Healthcare, Downtown Tempe Authority, One Step Beyond and The Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center. In 2013-2014 Amanda taught a community mural making course at Arizona State University, bringing mural making and proposal writing to college students. Because of her extensive art experiences Amanda was asked by KJZZ to do a storytelling event at Phoenix Art Museum that was later featured on NPR Morning Edition. One of her most recent projects has been turning her studio space in Bragg’s Pie Factory into a gallery space called Cobra Flute Projects to co-curate with her studio mate. Her love for the desert has kept her in Arizona showing her work.