Hi! I’m Amanda Griffey.
I’m an (at least) 6th generation farmer, wife to my 4th generation farmer husband Thomas, mom to two crazy farm boys, (somewhat) homesteader (aka crazy chicken lady), and an artist.
I grew up on my family’s small dairy farm in east central Indiana, learning and loving everything about farm life. I was active in 4-H and FFA, and as I got older, enjoyed training horses and eventually got into showing quarter and paint horses, traveling extensively.
I didnt really plan on being an artist, it was more of something I just did for fun. But after my first child was born and I found myself unable to help around the farm and work with my horses as much, I found myself picking up some art supplies that I hadn’t touched since college. While I always enjoyed drawing when I was younger, it had taken a back seat for some time to the rest of life. Seeing me create art for the first time, my husband wanted to know “Why aren’t you doing this full time?” With his encouragement and the support of lots of family and friends, I have been working as an artist professionaly since 2014.
My art is just a representation of my values and life. Faith, family, and farming is the way I was raised, and the way I chose to live. Farming is not just an occupation, its a way of life, and I am so blessed to now be raising my family this way.
The images I capture are ones that speak to the uniqueness of farm life- the appreciation of the old, the character that is cultivated through hard work and hard times, the legacy that is handed down in family farms, and the beauty and oneness of God’s great creation.
I hope my work gives you a little taste of how beautiful farm life can be, and if you are familar with farm life, captures some familiar scenes that bring a smile to your face.
Some of my favorite things:
- A good cup of coffee
- Good horses
- Old oick up trucks
- Ball caps
- Operating farm equipment
- Hanging out with my boys
- Quiet mornings at the barn
- Working with my hands
- Hanging out with friends
- Camping with my hubby and kiddos
- Watching my chickens (seroisuly they are hilarous)