Category Archives: Paintings

New Work

“Interlace” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″w x 4″h; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

I’ve recently finished a new small painting in my In Our Veins series.  This piece is titled Interlace and is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high.  It features a Manx Loaghtan sheep, which is a rare primitive breed of sheep native to the Isle of Man.  They were near extinction in the 1970s but their population has increased to where they are now “At Risk” status.  The human eye in the center of the rose refers to our connection to all flora and fauna.  You can view Interlace on my website as well as the rest of the series at: https://amyguidry.com/interlace.html.


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New Work

“Invasive Species” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2018
Detail of “Invasive Species” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

The latest painting in my In Our Veins series is now online.  The title is Invasive Species and it is an acrylic on canvas, 20” wide by 10” high.  There is no shortage of fast food establishments: they are everywhere, all over the world, sometimes multiples on the same block.  While these businesses are taking over natural habitat, there are an inordinate number of species going extinct or listed as endangered everyday.  The dodo bird is the unfortunate mascot of extinction, which is why I chose him to be the subject of this painting.  There are more McDonald’s in the world than there are endangered species.  The fact that dodos were literally eaten to extinction by Dutch explorers adds another layer of symbolism.  While we have an overabundance of fast food places, many species such as the right whale and polar bear are dying off due to a lack of food.  This painting serves as not only a reminder of the plight of the dodo but also for the prioritization of endangered species and natural habitat.  You can view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/invasive-species.html.


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New Work / Exhibition

“Interconnect” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; $500; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

My latest painting in the In Our Veins series is now online.  This piece was created for Gristle Art Gallery’s “Floriography” exhibition going on now through May 5th, 2018.  It’s titled Interconnect and is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high.  The human third eye refers to our connection to all of nature, both flora and fauna.

I chose to paint a jaguar for this piece- one of my favorite big cats ever since childhood.  And an appropriate subject for a floriography-themed exhibit as their black spots are referred to as “rosettes” because of their rose-like shape.  Jaguars are mainly found in the Amazon or remote areas of Central and South America.  They haven’t reached full endangered status -yet- but their population is in decline and they are listed as Threatened.

“Floriography” is on view at Gristle Art Gallery in Brooklyn, New York now through May 5th.  You can also view the exhibit online here: https://www.gristleartgallery.com/floriography.html.


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In Progress / Upcoming Exhibit

Painting in progress (detail) by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

In addition to my dodo bird painting, I’ve had another piece in the works for an upcoming exhibition.  This is a little sneak preview of my painting for the “Floriography” exhibition to be held at Gristle Art Gallery in New York.  The entire painting is 6″ wide by 6″ high and is an acrylic on canvas.  The exhibition will open March 10th.  I’ll give more details soon (sign up for my newsletter if you’d like to know when the finished piece is up: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html).


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In Progress

Dodo painting in progress by Amy Guidry (detail); Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

Making some progress on my current painting.  I’m working on the details of the dodo bird’s face and feathers at the moment.  There’s still a little work left to do on the background, but I just had to work on the dodo.  I took some artistic license on the details.  For example, adding folds of skin around the eyes and wrinkles.  All the old illustrations and even the model recreations give him a completely smooth face, but after looking at tons of various bird photos, I decided against that and made my own interpretation.  This is just a close-up photo- the entire painting is 20″ wide by 10″ high, and is an acrylic on canvas.  More details soon.  You can view the rest of this series here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.


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Progress Update

Dodo painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

Another close-up of my dodo painting in progress.  This is just the initial rough layer of paint for now.  I’ve actually been working on the background, but I won’t reveal too much just yet.  So for now, it’s just a little sneak peek.  The entire painting is 20″ wide by 10″ high and is an acrylic on canvas.  I’ll share more updates soon, in the meantime, you can check out the rest of this series here: http://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.


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In Progress

Dodo bird sketch by Amy Guidry; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

Close-up of the initial sketch for my upcoming painting featuring a dodo bird.  The dodo became extinct around roughly 1662, and since there were no cameras then, I’ve been researching the internet to find out as much as I can via eyewitness descriptions and illustrations from that time period (assuming they’d be fairly accurate but maybe they took artistic liberties as I will be doing).  I’ve also been comparing a lot of existing birds as well, ranging from parrots to vultures, and everything in-between.  I should mention that I was partly inspired to paint the dodo after reading “The Song of the Dodo” by David Quammen.  I highly recommend everyone read it.


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New work

“Sight” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2018
“Reflection” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on cardstock; 4 1/2″ w x 5 5/8″ h framed; image size 4″ tondo; $100; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

Happy to announce my new work for the new year.  Just finished Sight, an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high.  It’s the latest addition to my In Our Veins series.  Also announcing Reflection, though technically not a 2018 painting, I just recently framed it in an antique frame painted black.  Reflection is an acrylic on cardstock, and is 4 1/2″ wide by 5 5/8″ high framed (image size is 4″ tondo).  Both of these paintings are currently available, $100 each.  Direct inquiries to me here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.


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In progress

Making some strides on a new small painting.  This will be the latest painting in my In Our Veins series.  Currently working on the details to the owl, and already roughed in the first layer of paint.  It is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high.  The finished piece will be revealed soon!  If you would like to be notified when it is available, sign up for my newsletter here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.

Painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
Painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

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New Work

“Ethereal” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; Sold; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Regeneration” 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.  These are part of the sub-series of small works within the series.  The titles are Ethereal and Regeneration.  Both are acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high.  Both have sold but if you’d like to know when more will be available, you can get my monthly newsletter: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html (just click the newsletter icon).


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