The Essex County Artist Fund is Essex County Community Foundation’s response to the immediate and everyday needs of artists to be supported and lifted up across the county and across sectors. At ECCF, our philosophy is to build a creative ecosystem focused on awareness and appreciation for arts and culture, capacity building, collaboration, and cultural planning. Individual artists and arts/culture organizations are key to this network. www.eccf.org/creative-county.
Artist Name: Amanda Tulacz – Beverly
Creative Practice: I received my BFA in Illustration with a minor in Art History from Montserrat College of Art in May of 2019. After graduation I began pursuing my career as a professional illustrator – one of the first steps was designing merchandise of my artwork to sell at festivals and conventions. I designed enamel pins as well as stickers that I sell of my work. I work primarily in watercolors, acrylic, and oil, and occasionally digital. I also do some occasional graphic design.
Artist Statement: Amanda is an artist, designer, and illustrator residing near Boston, MA. Her personal work exhibits the beauty between the codependence of life and death.