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 has been honored with 4 awards for her painting, “The Adoptive Parent”: 2009 Cincinnati Art Club’s National Juried “Viewpoint” Exhibit, a major award in 2010 Kentucky National Wildlife Exhibition, Henderson, KY, Art Design Consultants Art Comes Alive 2012 Exhibition “Nature Artist of the Year” and a finalist (included an ‘artist of the month’ webpage feature to follow the next year) in The Artist’s Magazine 29th Annual Art Competition 2012. The executive director of the Ohio Valley Art League, co-sponsor of Kentucky National Wildlife Exhibition honored Amy with an invitation to join 9 other nationally known wildlife artists to participate in a “200 years of Audubon” celebration in 2010.
Professionally, Amy has joined The Cincinnati Art Club, Oil Painters of America and The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society for the purpose of showing her work. She has exhibited at the Cincinnati Art Club’s Signature Members Shows and her work has been selected for the Club’s, “Viewpoint” Nationally Juried Exhibits during the past four years. She became an associate member of Oil Painters of America in 2012. Subsequently, “Caprine Majesty”, a wild Rocky Mountain goat was selected for the OPA National Show at Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen, Colorado, “Young Tom”, a wild turkey was selected for the OPA Regional Show at The Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont, “Killdeer Defense”, a bird of the same name, was selected for OPA Inaugural Salon Show at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, Michigan. “Young Tom”, was selected and won a merit award for The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, “Best of America 2013”, Dunnegan Gallery of Fine Art and The Vine Wine Bar, Bolivar and Osage Beach, Missouri.
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