Chattanooga-based painter, Amanda Brazier creates pattern-based paintings using hand-made oil paints from locally gathered earth pigments. She makes and utilizes her own paint in order to connect more deeply with the history and materials of painting and place. Her subject matter often references textile structures and primitive dwellings. Like the building process, her paintings develop through stacking, weaving and assembling simple forms. The textures and patterns suggest familiar spaces that not only cover our bodies, but also connect our souls. She received a BA in Studio Art and Spanish from Freed-Hardeman University and is a facilitator for the public art organization Mark Making.