O n a beautiful tree lined corner on Magazine Street in the Garden District, Studio Amanda Talley looks at first glance like one of those super chic art galleries often found on Newbury Street in Boston or Sloane Street in London. But mixed in with all the posh signage on the front door, is a hand written sticky note that makes this shop decidedly New Orleans and totally Amanda. “Must love dogs” is one of those casually confident personal statements that the Big Easy not only loves, but nurtures. Amanda is known for her abstract expressionistic art which is organic, emotional, and very energetic. It comes as no surprise that four rescued animals are lounging or playing side by side with her stunning paintings, fine antiques, and rolls of fabric and wallpaper made from her original designs. It's part of her sensibility and you can feel light and generosity exuding from her works. Amanda took an oil painting class in sixth grade and that’s when she knew. She knew she wanted to be an artist and she’s been painting ever since. At

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