Amanda Dicken grew up surrounded by the artistic talents of her parents in Fairview Park, Ohio after being born in 1980. Early on she knew she wanted to pursue art full-time, and spent her college years at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, where she attained her Bachelor's of Art degree and realized she had a knack for figure drawing. She spent a summer abroad, studying art with her professors and peers in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and France, and the next summer at the New York Art Academy for an intensive training course in figurative art.

She spent ten years living in the Raleigh, North Carolina area, teaching children and adults painting and drawing while experimenting in many different mediums, including pastels, oil, and acrylic painting. She finally combined her love of drawing and painting using watercolor and Micron pens, and has continued using these mediums for her ever evolving family portraits and frames. Recently, she and her boyfriend moved out of the congested city and into the mountains of Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she works in the art community.