Angela Amias is a mixed-media artist and psychotherapist, an ardent lover of people, and an honored witness to the beautiful complexities of the human experience. Angela is best known for her emotionally-evocative and sometimes lyrical portraits of women. Her work reflects her profound faith in the power of honoring the messy nature of being human, as well as her belief that welcoming all aspects of ourselves— the light and the shadow— offers a path to creating a life of beauty and meaning.

A creative hummingbird by nature, since childhood Angela has flitted between writing, jewelry-making, sewing and embroidery, drawing, collage, poetry, art journaling, painting, and photography. Eventually, and perhaps inevitably, she settled on mixed-media as her primary mode of visual expression as it allows her to integrate many of these art forms into her work. Reflecting her daily practice of meditative journaling, her art often integrates the written word. Phrases that float through her mind as she's working, bits of poetry and parts of journal pages all make their way into her pieces.

Angela’s work has been featured in several publications, including Memoir MagazineSomerset Digital Studio, Up the Staircase Quarterly and Still Point Arts Quarterly.  Her work has been exhibited in galleries around the United States. Angela is also the co-creator of the Faces of the Divine Feminine Oracle, published in November 2017.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Angela now makes her happy home in Iowa City, Iowa.

The more I think about it, the more I feel there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.
— Vincent Van Gogh