Amanda Makepeace is an award winning fantasy and science fiction illustrator. Her career in art began more than a decade ago while living abroad in the UK. In recent years, Amanda has worked with independent authors, small publishers, and game companies. She has illustrated the covers for Hugo nominated fiction anthologies and numerous genre fiction. Her art has appeared in ENnie Award winning rpg games. Through her art, she explores mythology, magical beings, our connection to the planet, and even distant worlds.

Amanda is a regular at Fantasy and SciFi conventions in the southeast, and an award winner at JordanCon, DragonCon, ChattaCon, and LibertyCon. She is a member and administrator of the Changeling Artist Collective and the co-founder and administrator of the Bird Whisperer Project. When she's not in the studio, she can be found reconnecting with nature and the woods that inspired her as a child. 


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2019 - Chesley Award Nomination - Best Cover Illustration Ebook

2019 - ChattaCon - 2nd Place Professional Science Fiction

2019 - ChattaCon - 3rd Place Professional Fantasy

2018 - DragonCon - Best Space Scene

2018 - LibertyCon - Best Digital Piece

2018 - ChattaCon - 1st Place Professional Science Fiction

2017 - DragonCon - Best Space Scene

2015 - JordanCon - Judges' Choice


2016 - present — Member of Changeling Artist Collective

2016 - present — Co-founder of the Bird Whisperer Project

2014 - present — Member of ASFA


Olde Fae

Amazing Stories

Pelgrane Press

Diabolical Plots

D.I.R.G.E Zine


10 Recent Anthologies that Show us What SFF Can Do