Since the time she was a little girl, art has always been a part of Amie Bantz’s life.
Her passion for her craft was so strong that just two weeks before going away to college that she, on a complete whim, changed her major from nursing to art education.
Without a large portfolio in her possession.
And just two high school art classes under her belt.
What may seem on the surface as a dubious life decision has paid off in the end for Bantz, who is doing what she loves. She shares her passion for art with her students as a high school art teacher in the Carlisle Area School District in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Being a full-time art teacher affords Bantz the opportunity to spend her free time creating art in various forms, as a book illustrator, graphic designer, muralist, and painter, among others.
Since she is the second artist streetwear collab with Murage apparel, Daily Murage spent some time with Bantz learning about her craft and what makes her tick as a member of “the human experience.”
We also pose some hard-hitting questions for our artist snapshot feature, which are included here.
Without further ado, we present to you, artist snapshot with Amie Bantz.
Favorite Food: Peanuts in one hand and plain M&Ms in the other, then eaten together
Favorite Ice Cream: Grahamtastic (available in her home state of New Hampshire)
Favorite Band: Yellowcard
Favorite Album: Trouble by Ray Lamontagne
Favorite Song: Gray Street by Dave Matthews Band
Favorite Cartoon: Calvin & Hobbes
Favorite TV Show: Friends
Favorite Movie: Secondhand Lions
Favorite Board Game: None since she does not play them
Favorite Pet (Dog or Cat or Both): Definitely dog
Favorite Hobby: Art or Fitness (it’s “rumored” that she’s a voracious weightlifter)
Favorite Sport: Football (which will make her boyfriend laugh when he reads this)
Favorite City: San Diego
Favorite Author: Corbett Mccarthy
Favorite Book: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
For more on Amie Bantz, check out her ass-kicking art on her website at amiebantz.com.