Kazu Sano was a truly prolific and inspirational man, artist, teacher and friend. I just found out that he passed on in his sleep last week. I was so fortunate to have been influenced by this great man while studying at the Academy of Art in SF. There is always that one particular teacher or person who sees you differently than all the others, and for me that was Kazu. I studied figure painting with him, and was so inspired and understood by him, that I took his class three times. Knowing someone such as Kazu, gives me the hope that no matter how long we live on this earth, our vision and inspiration can and will continue to touch others for eternity. Rest peacefully Kazu, you will be missed.
Coming from a traditional fine art background, Amandalynn takes her expertise in art and painting into an array of applications. She studied at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and received a Bachelor’s of Fine Art with an Illustration major. After school, she worked independently and freelance on many mural productions and theater set painting. Amandalynn then reached further into the study and application of paint through the automotive industry, where she painted, repaired, customized and restored motorcycles, cars, trucks, helmets, bicycles and much more. Her work in this industry taught her the necessary skills to successfully and properly restore and create sculptures for many Universities, Museums, Art Centers and private collectors. Her passion lies in the creation of fine art, which she implements in her personal work, as well as in assisting other artists during the creation and repair of their own projects. Amandalynn has an inexhaustible imagination and energy for the development and production of any and all types of art. Amandalynn continues to push her own fine art career by hosting, curating and participating in gallery shows around the world.