New Work

“Encroach” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Reciprocal” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’ve recently finished two new paintings in my In Our Veins series.  Encroach is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ by 6.”  It serves as a subtle commentary on human intervention in nature while illustrating the connection of the natural world to all life.  Reciprocal is the latest addition to the smaller series of paintings within In Our Veins.  It is also an acrylic on canvas, 4″ by 4.”  Reciprocal conveys the connection to nature by linking flora and fauna and uses the ribbon to continue the recent theme exploring anonymity versus connection.

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Hi-Fructose

Hi-Fructose Magazine: ” Amy Guidry’s Surreal Paintings Touch on Life, Death, and Nature” by Andy Smith

I received some good news recently when I found out Hi-Fructose Magazine has featured my work.  Andy Smith writes, “It’s in these works that Guidry seems to highlight the inherent beauty of flora and fauna and the strangeness buried within humanity.”  Many paintings from my In Our Veins series are included.  View the entire feature online at: http://hifructose.com/2017/02/15/amy-guidrys-surreal-paintings-touch-on-life-death-and-nature/.


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Laluzapalooza

Laluzapalooza 2017 – 31st Annual Group Exhibition, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Ascension” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 8″ x 8″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Consciousness” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 12″w x 6″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’m happy to announce that my work has been selected for the 2017 Laluzapalooza at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, California.  I’m honored to be among the 64 international artists chosen for this exhibition.  The exhibit will run March 3rd through April 2, 2017.  Pre-sales are open now online http://laluzdejesus.com/laluzapalooza-2017/ for those that want to get a head start.  There will be an Artist Preview on Thursday, March 2nd, 7-10pm and the public opening reception will be on Friday, March 3rd from 8-11pm.


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Valentines

Clockwise: “Emergence,” “Stem,” and “Evanescence” by Amy Guidry; All acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; $100 each; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

Are you thinking of getting roses for Valentine’s Day?  Roses wilt but paintings don’t.  Art is is more meaningful and gives you something beautiful to look at everyday, forever.  So for Valentine’s, buy any painting from me now through February 14th and you’ll receive an original, handmade Valentine such as the one pictured.  These paintings featured are all acrylic on canvas, 4″ x 4″ for $100 each.  Find them online here: https://amyguidry.com/emergence.html, here: https://amyguidry.com/stem.html, and here: https://amyguidry.com/evanescence.html.

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Menagerie

“Dissociate” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 12″w x 6″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

As mentioned before, I will be showing as part of the “Menagerie” group exhibition at the Amelia Center Gallery at Gulf Coast State College.  The show’s opening is just around the corner- this Friday, February 3rd, 5-7pm.  I’m honored to be among such a great group of artists and their unique approach to animals in art.

The exhibit will be on display at at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida from February 3 – March 3, 2017.  Artists featured are: Adam Doyle, Katherine Gallagher, Amy Guidry, Laurie Hogin, Gabriel Lovejoy, Chris Musina, and Kevin Taylor.


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Lover’s Eye

“Insight” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on paper; 6″w x 4″h; 10″w x 7.75″h framed; Sold; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Insight” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on paper; 6″w x 4″h; 10″w x 7.75″h framed; Sold; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’m excited to reveal my painting for the upcoming “Lover’s Eye” exhibit at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, CA.  I was invited to create a piece for this show as a modern take on the late 17th Century practice of painting the eye of a loved one to wear as jewelry.  My painting, Insight, is an acrylic on paper, 10″ wide by 7¾” high framed (image size 6″ x 4″).  The exhibit opens Friday, February 3rd with a gallery reception from 6-9pm.  The show will remain up through February 25, 2017.


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New Work

“Indispensable” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’m happy to say that I’ve just finished Indispensable (the large painting of the horse).  This piece has been in the works for a few months, granted I had a couple of projects pop up as I was invited to do them, but this is one of my larger paintings.  It is an acrylic on canvas, 20″ wide by 10″ high.  Indispensable connects a mountain landscape with a horse, representing the connection of all life while keeping with a recent theme exploring the question of anonymity versus connection.  View it online here: https://amyguidry.com/indispensable.html.

I also finished a couple of small paintings I’d been wanting to do.  Cor and Corporis (Latin for heart and body, respectively) are acrylic on canvas, 4″ x 4.”  Both feature rabbits  and are complimentary paintings that work as a pair or as individual pieces, both using ribbon to connect to either the ribcage or the heart.  Seeing these organs and bones serves as a reminder of the biological similarities of all sentient beings.  View them online here: https://amyguidry.com/corporis.html   and here: https://amyguidry.com/cor.html.


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Minetta Review

“The Wild West” by Amy Guidry on the cover of the Minetta Review

My painting, The Wild West, is on the cover of the latest issue of the Minetta Review.  The Fall/Winter issue just came out and a digital version is now online at: https://issuu.com/minetta/docs/f2016_minetta_mag_final_for_issuu.

In The Wild West, a skeletal horse and human hybrid, suggesting our practices of genetic manipulation, serves as a grim tale of foreboding.  The skeleton, the horse skull, and the desert are symbols of cowboys and typical Western imagery.  Television Westerns would typically portray life as good vs. bad, when in reality, the land, environment, people, and animals were all seen as a means to an end.  The title refers to how the U.S., itself a part of the western hemisphere, is still taking over land, animals, and resources to this day, creating desert landscapes via clear-cutting and global warming.


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Menagerie

“Integral” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’m happy to announce that I was recently invited to participate in an upcoming exhibit at the Amelia Center Gallery at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida.  The exhibition is titled “Menagerie” and it focuses on animals, covering a wide range of topics from environmental concerns, to societal constructs, to self-examination, to the pure celebration of nature.  It will run from Feb. 3- March 3rd, 2017.


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Emerging to Established

“On the Rise” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 10″w x 20″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

I will have work in the upcoming “Emerging to Established” group exhibition at Krause Gallery in New York, NY in January 2017.  The exhibit opens January 7th, 2017 with a reception from 6-8pm and will remain up through January 31st.


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