For the past thirty years, Amos has bounced back and forth between Australia and Vermont, an unlikely melding of vastly different environments. She asks rhetorically, “What does it mean to have your heart in Vermont and your soul Australia?” and then she goes on to explain, showing images of the extraordinary Australian landscape and a favorite Aboriginal painting.
Amos comes from a family of artists. Her grandfather was an anthropologist, a muralist, and a collector of antiquities. Her grandmother was a ceramicist and her father an architect. Art for Amos was inescapable. She began as a sculptor but switched to printmaking earning a BFA from the Philip Institute of Technology in Melbourne and then an MFA in Printmaking from Johnson State College in Vermont. But it was during her more than ten-year stint as a master printmaker working collaboratively at the prestigious Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico that she “fell in love with lithography and learned a lot about color as well as interpersonal relationships.”