Category Archives: Paintings

Killing Jar

“Delicate” in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 5″ x 5″; (c) Amy Guidry 2018
“Delicate” in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 5″ x 5″; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

Sharing a couple of progress photos of a new painting for Gristle Art Gallery’s upcoming “Killing Jar” exhibition.  This insect-themed group exhibit opens October 20th at Gristle Art Gallery in New York.  I can’t reveal the finished painting yet, but these are some sneak previews of my piece while it was in progress.  The title is Delicate, which refers to the delicate beauty of the stag beetle.  It is an acrylic on canvas, 5″ wide by 5″ high.  The finished piece will be revealed soon.  In the meantime, you can view more work from this series here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.


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In Progress

Stag beetle sketch by Amy Guidry; 5″ x 5″; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

Sneak peek at a little piece in progress for an upcoming exhibition.  This is the initial sketch before I take it to canvas.  Full size is 5″ wide by 5″ high.

This is actually only the second time I’ve ever worked on a stag beetle.  The first was in my painting Symbiotic.  See if you can spot him.

“Symbiotic” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 11″w x 14″h; Sold; (c) Amy Guidry 2010

More details on the exhibit soon.  In the meantime, check out the rest of the In Our Veins series here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.


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New Painting / Exhibition

“Renew” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

I’m happy to reveal my new painting for Cactus Gallery’s The Revival exhibition.  It’s titled Renew and is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high.  The theme of the show deals with life, death, rebirth, and regrowth through natural imagery which is very much in line with my work.  Renew is in keeping with my ongoing series, In Our Veins, which explores the connections of all life forms and the cycle of life. Each animal, and each plant, serves a role in the life cycle, together forming the delicate balance of nature. The human third eye in this piece refers to our connection to all of nature, while the vines refer to the cyclical process of sustenance, the transfer of energy, and renewal.  You can view Renew on my website here: https://amyguidry.com/renew.html.   For sales, contact the gallery director Sandra Mastroianni at sandra@cactusgalleryla.com or 323-801-8669.


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In Progress

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

Making a lot of progress on my current painting for Cactus Gallery’s upcoming show.  I was invited to create a piece for “The Revival,” an exhibition exploring life, death, rebirth and growth represented with natural imagery.  I’m currently working on the little leaves in this piece.  Will post the finished painting soon.  If you’d like to be updated when it is finished, sign up for my  newsletter here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.  “The Revival” opens September 8th at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles.


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In Progress

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

I’m taking a break from my rainforest painting and currently working on another new painting for the upcoming “The Revival” exhibition at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles.  This show explores life, death, rebirth and growth represented with natural imagery.  This is a close-up of the cheetah’s face and hair which I am currently “building” (seems like the best way to phrase it given the multiple layers of paint leading up to more and more refined line work).  This piece is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high.  The exhibit will open September 8th at Cactus Gallery.


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Sold

“On the Rise” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 10″w x 20″h; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Dissociate” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 12″w x 6″h; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

My paintings Dissociate and On the Rise are both in new homes.  One is in England and the other in Texas.  Different paintings, different countries, but both focus on our treatment of nature and animals.  And both serve as a reminder of our connection to the world and our responsibility to care for it.  On a side note, On the Rise can be seen in the new August 2018 issue of VIE Magazine.  You can view both paintings as well as the rest of the In Our Veins series here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.


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New Painting

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

I’ve just finished a new small painting in my In Our Veins series.  The title is Essence and it features a Southern white rhino.  They are one of two subspecies of white rhinoceros and one of the largest and heaviest land animals in the world.  Southern white rhinos are listed as Near Threatened due to habitat loss and poaching.  The butterflies in this piece represent life- both are beautiful, fragile, and ephemeral.  Essence is an acrylic on canvas, 4” wide by 4” high: https://amyguidry.com/essence.html.


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In Progress

A few photos of my current painting in progress.  Focusing on the rainforest for this one, specifically the Amazon and its flora and fauna.  Also wanted to work on a larger piece, so this one is 20″ wide by 20″ high.  It’s heavily detailed courtesy of all the leaves and tree branches.  Not to mention full of white-faced capuchin monkeys!  The sketch on paper maps everything out before I transferred it to canvas.  The painting itself is an acrylic on canvas.  I’m still working on the rainforest background at the moment, and the blue morpho butterflies.  Butterflies may be small, but they are hugely symbolic in my work.

Preliminary sketch by Amy Guidry; 20″ x 20″; (c) Amy Guidry 2018
Painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″ x 20″; (c) Amy Guidry 2018
Painting in progress (detail) by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″ x 20″; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

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Ho’olaule’a

“Hope” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″w x 6″h; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

I was recently invited to create a piece for the upcoming “Ho’olaule’a” exhibition opening at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles.  The exhibit celebrates endangered species (Ho’olaule’a is Hawaiian for celebration), and I chose to paint the Ethiopian wolf.  Ethiopian wolves are the only wolf found in Africa.  They are the rarest species of dog in the world and the rarest carnivore in Africa.  There are less than 450 left in the wild.  They live in close-knit packs of 3-13 adults, but unusually for wolves, they hunt alone.  One of their biggest threats comes from habitat loss due to agriculture.

The title of my painting is Hope and it is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 6″ high.  The human third eye refers to our connection with nature: the we see ourselves in animals as well as seeing the world through their eyes.  The rainbow is a symbol of hope, hence the title, and serves to inspire us all to keep working towards a better future for all of nature.

The “Ho’olaule’a” exhibition opens this Saturday, May 12th, 6-9pm and will remain up through June 2nd.  More details here: https://cactusgalleryla.com/.  For pre-sales, contact Sandra at sandra@cactusgalleryla.com.


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New Painting / Exhibition Opening

“Bestow” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2018
Salvador Dali with ocelot

Very excited to reveal my new painting, Bestow, created for WOW x WOW’s upcoming online exhibition, “Super Reverie.”  Bestow is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high.  I’ve been fascinated by ocelots since a very young age.  (And apparently Surrealist painter Salvador Dali is a fan.)  As mentioned before, I knew all the big cats so well I could identify them solely by their patterning (without seeing their faces).  I paired the ocelot and bees in this piece because of their similar colors and patterns.  Because of bees, plants are pollinated and ultimately provide food systems for all animals.  The bees surround the ocelot and adorn his head as if they are bestowing him with life.  The human eye refers to our connection with all of nature.  You can view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/bestow.html.

The exhibit opens May 4th, 7pm BST, and will remain up through May 25th.  More details and view the exhibition: https://wowxwow.com/product-category/super-reverie.


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