Artist of the Month !
Congratulations to artist Amy Roy who was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 29th Annual Art Competition. The Artist’s Magazine website.
Now on Exhibit !
At the Row House Gallery and Custom Framing, Milford, Ohio.
Amy is a 1984 graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Although her degree is in Interior Design, her real passion lies in 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. Four years ago, Amy experienced a turning point.
Since she holds Northern Michigan and its entire pristine, natural beauty near to her heart, her portfolio now features wildlife. The opportunity to observe in proximate view and to photograph a pair of richly preened Greater Sandhill Cranes, a species of bird she hadn’t known nor seen, awakened an awareness and fascination for birds.
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 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, she has joined The Cincinnati Art Club and Oil Painters of America for the purpose of showing her work. She has exhibited at the Cincinnati Art Club’s Signature Members Shows during the past two years, and her work has been selected for the Club’s “Viewpoint” Exhibit three years in a row.
Amy’s portfolio does include wildlife other than birds. “Caprine Majesty”, a Mt. Evans, Colorado Rocky Mountain goat has been selected for Oil Painters of America 21st Annual National Exhibition 2012.
The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, Associate Member
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
Ohio Valley Art League, Member
National Audubon Society, Member