Amanda Zirzow, based in Fort Myers, Florida, creates colorful original paintings of wildlife, underwater creatures, nature scenes, and beyond. Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, Sir Peter Paul Rubens, and Salvador Dalí, her expressive artwork brings wild vibes to the world. Born in Falls Church, Virginia, just outside Washington D.C., Zirzow was influenced by exploring the Smithsonian museums, the National Zoo, and the outdoors. As a primarily self-taught artist, she paints with a unique interpretation of nature in her own colorful style and composition. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from George Mason University and is a professor at Florida SouthWestern State College. With her passion for art and background in biology, she often brings exacting details of the subjects in her paintings, infusing them with color, a unique style appreciated by collectors worldwide.