Vibrancy, a sense of looseness and a comfortable nontraditional style are all ways in which Amy’s paintings have been described.
Residing in and drawing inspiration from mountain hideaways in Wyoming and the Wallowa Mountains of Northeastern Oregon, Amy fosters an intimate love and fascination for the animals, wildlife and ecology surrounding her. Primarily self-taught but grateful for her Art Degree from Eastern Oregon University, Amy’s career has evolved from a childhood dream to be an artist.
She renders her creations primarily with oil pigment and the organic and confident presence of graphite and charcoal. A bold use of color, powerful yet simple design and an ephemeral quality in her use of medium influenced by years of painting. She has a recognizable signature quality to her work. Her work dances across the, often thick, line between realism and abstraction. This appeals to a broad clientele in both the old guard of traditional wildlife art and the growing style of the contemporary genre.