Why do people love Northern Michigan?
What makes people return to the area year after year? Amy has added a new category to her portfolio to answer these questions and to illustrate her love for this Summersong phenomena called “Northern Michigan”.
Now on Exhibit !
At the Row House Gallery and Custom Framing, Milford, Ohio.
Amy graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning in 1984. Although her degree was in Interior Design, her real passion has been for painting with oils on canvas. Mrs. Phyllis Pierce, her high school art instructor, introduced Amy to this medium. Her education flourished during her teenage years, continued sporadically through college, and culminated after graduation with painting classes at Cincinnati’s Art Academy under the tutelage of Mr. Joseph Peter, a former Cincinnati Art Club President. Amy’s years of commissioned work had consisted of animal and human portraits, landscapes and architectural compositions. Five years ago, her portfolio focused solely on wildlife.
Her style of painting is representational. She strives to depict wildlife realistically. Her technique is to render animals, cleanly with the use of good color and detail while leaving the environment or surroundings loose or impressionistic. Her goal is to portray her subject matter in a way that emanates personality.
Amy sprung onto the exhibition scene in 2009. She has gained a reputation as a nationally known artist. “The Adoptive Parent”, her painting of a Canada Geese has won 4 awards in nationally juried shows from 2009 – 2012. “The Adoptive Parent” won its fifth award for third place in category of oil in her first international juried art show, 20th Annual Arts in Harmony, Elk River Art’s Alliance 2015. Amy’s paintings have been selected for three Oil Painters of America, National, Regional and Salon shows in 2012 and 2013. “Young Tom”, a wild Turkey, was selected for National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, Best of America 2013 and won an award of ‘merit’.
Gallery Representation: The Cincinnati Art Club, Signature Member Shows and Row House Gallery, Milford, Ohio and the Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Sturgeon For Tomorrow, Black Lake Chapter, Cheboygan, Michigan, Member
Cincinnati Art Club, Signature Member
Oil Painters of America, Associate Member
Center for Birds of Prey, Maitland, FL, Member
National Audubon Society, Member
Crooked Tree Arts Center, Member