About the Artist
As a medical illustrator for over 25 years, Amy has had the opportunity to use her artistic skills to build a professional career, explaining scientiﬁc concepts through pictures. The artwork she creates now is much more personal. While her paintings are representational in nature, they are as much about the process as they are about the ﬁnal image. Blending her skills in realistic painting with mediums that allow more expression and spontaneity are important to this process. At times this happens with layers upon layers of paint. At other times a single mark is all that is needed to give the most information. Amy works in various mediums - oil, watercolor, acrylic - but oil is her preferred medium. Although her subject matter is varied - landscapes, ﬁgures, still lifes, animals - she is most intrigued with the ﬁgure. Often the personality emerges as Amy paints, allowing a connection to resonate with the viewer. Many of Amy's paintings are done alla prima, both in a studio environment and outside en plein air. Amy loves to paint from direct observation, as it allows her to observe subtle color shifts and paint quickly to transfer that information to a canvas. It is thrilling to race against nature as light moves and colors change, in hopes of capturing a single moment in time that she can share with the viewer.