Artist Profile: Amanda Richardson of HD West

Amanda Richardson has been custom painting boots, belts, and other leather goods since 2008, her reputation has grown to the point that it has become a business. Amanda launched HD West in early 2013, specializing in custom painted boots and cuffs. Many of her items are special order, but all are one of a kind.Working from a studio at her home in Norco, California Amanda’s customers range from brides looking for a special touch on their wedding day, the wives of rodeo cowboys, women who live out on the ranch and lots of ladies that wish they did.“I love that there's such a variety especially when it comes to the custom painted boots. Each customer brings their own ideas along with their own style to each project, this keeps me on my toes and I really enjoy turning my customer's ideas into a finished product” said Amanda. Amanda didn't set out to create a company; she started out just making jewelry, bags, and painting smaller items like signs. Eventually the orders started to come pouring in and her hobby became more like a business. In 2011 a local western shop came across her work and asked if she'd paint a pair of boots. At that point she had never painted on leather before so she did some research and took her time, the client was impressed, and people started to take notice. Suddenly local customers were contacting Amanda about getting their boots done, as people spread the word she decided focus on expanding her brand. Now customers from all over the US and around the world are shipping boots to have them painted by this amazing young artist.Amanda only accepts work by appointment if you would like to talk to Amanda about getting your boots painted visit her website at or on Facebook

 article from Cassidy Magazine's Summer 2013 Issue

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