Genius illustrator perfectly captures the secret life of couples

Amanda Oleander is an LA-based artist who beautifully documents everyday couple moments in her brilliant illustrations.

Behind closed doors

While Amanda’s work has popped up in The New York Mag, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, and The Hollywood Reporter, it’s these cute couple captures that are going viral.

Speaking to Bored Panda, Amanda admitted it’s the under-the-radar and unguarded relationship moments that she finds most compelling.

“I’m enthralled by the way people behave behind closed doors, intimate moments with their significant others we never get to see,” Amanda told Bored Panda.

“Those are moments that can’t be documented because if they were, it would alter the way the person behaved. So I draw them.”

Amanda bases a lot of her work on her own relationship, and has a keen eye for the moments that bring us together. 


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“The simple moments”

Amanda hopes that by capturing these sweet everyday scenes in her drawings and paintings, that she can encourage us to appreciate the way we connect and care for one another a little more.

“I do wish that viewers take with them a sense of confidence and appreciation for the simple moments in life.”

And let’s face it, in this age of Instagram perfection we rarely catch a glimpse of couples in relaxed and candid mode. There’s something very bolstering about couple scenes featuring hairy legs, rogue toothpaste, droopy boobs and crumb-filled beds. It’s the sort of low-key real-life romance we’d love to see much more of.

Below are a teeny few of our favourite Amanda pieces. You should head to her website or follow her on Instagram to see much, much more of her gorgeous and relatable work.

Parent goals

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24 Hour Print Sale Now available on the site. Link in bio to see the rest available. New Releases + The first 20 orders get a gifted collectable pin ♥️——————————————————————————Nuevo arte ahora disponible en el sitio durante 24 horas. Enlace en bio. —————————————————————————— Nova arte agora disponível no site por 24 horas. Link em bio. —————————————————————————— Nuovi dipinti ora disponibili sul sito —————————————————————————— New art now available on the site for 24 hours. —————————————————————————— هم‌اکنون سری جدید نقاشی‌ها به مدت ۲۴ ساعت برای خرید از طریق وبسایت قابل دسترسی هستند. —————————————————————————— International shipping available

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Shower scene

Toothy twinning

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24 Hour Print Sale Now available on the site. Link in bio to see the rest available. 18 prints available this week + The first 20 orders get a gifted collectable pin——————————————————————————Nuevo arte ahora disponible en el sitio durante 24 horas. Enlace en bio. —————————————————————————— Nova arte agora disponível no site por 24 horas. Link em bio. —————————————————————————— Nuovi dipinti ora disponibili sul sito —————————————————————————— New art now available on the site for 24 hours. —————————————————————————— هم‌اکنون سری جدید نقاشی‌ها به مدت ۲۴ ساعت برای خرید از طریق وبسایت قابل دسترسی هستند. —————————————————————————— رسمات جديدة متوفرة في الموقع على مدار الـ ٢٤ ساعة . —————————————————————————— International shipping available

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Sheet mask smackeroo 

Blanket pizza

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Drawing 62/100 of the drawing a day for 100 days challenge. This past Friday @joeyrudman and I ordered pizza at midnight and watched ratatouille from bed. —————————————————— Title: Midnight Pizza —————————————————— pizza de medianoche —————————————————— pizza da meia-noite —————————————————— pizza di mezzanotte —————————————————— pizza de minuit —————————————————— полночная пицца —————————————————— Mitternacht Pizza —————————————————— פיצה חצות —————————————————— gece yarısı pizza —————————————————— pizza meán oíche —————————————————— կեսգիշերին պիցցա —————————————————— بيتزا منتصف الليل —————————————————— پیتزا نیمه شب —————————————————— —————————————————— ——————————————————

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Cute spooners 

Family snuggles

Kitties and pancakes

On our toes

Dinner for two

 

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