Amanda Lee Watkins was born in Reading, PA in 1991. She attended Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Art History in 2014. She finds inspiration in children's books, including Edward Gorey. Watkins looks to meld innocent imagery with the darker tones of reality to mold hypothetical narratives. Her fiber artwork and weavings were exhibited in an exhibition titled Resurrecting Rust which she co-curated at PhilaMOCA in Philadelphia. Her illustrations appeared in the form of an installation at an exhibit called Watch Your Step at the Window Factory Arts, also in Philadelphia. Amanda has always excessively drawn. She currently resides in Williamsport, PA and works as an illustrator for a small publishing company located in San Jose, CA.