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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
My small painting Sight has just found a new home. This was the first time I’ve painted a barn owl, and I was very happy with the results. I especially enjoyed painting the contrast of the dark eyes against the white feathers. The human eye on his forehead refers to our connection with all of nature. This piece is part of a larger series titled In Our Veins, which you can view online here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.
I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and the New Year. Just discovered one of my paintings sold at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans- a very nice way to start off the year. Shelter is an acrylic on canvas, 10″ wide by 10″ high, and is from my current In Our Veins series. This piece was also featured on the cover of the Cimarron Review. View it online here: https://amyguidry.com/shelter.html.
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).
My painting Sentience was recently featured in Art Galleries & Artists of the South Magazine as part of a spread on LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans. Sentience has also found a new home. This was the first of my “butterfly eyes” paintings. The butterflies represent life- both are beautiful, fragile, and ephemeral. Sentience is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″high. You can view it online here: https://amyguidry.com/sentience.html and view more “butterfly eyes” paintings from the series here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.
Just finished this small painting from my In Our Veins series. Cohaereo, which is Latin for connected, is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ by 4.” The rabbit wears a collar of roses atop an exposed heart. The heart on the outside of the body serves as a reminder of our shared biology with all of life. The butterflies are a metaphor for life in that both are beautiful, fragile, and ephemeral. You can view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/Cohaereo.html.
In anticipation of the exhibition I have coming up, I’m sharing my finished painting, Transformation. This piece was created for Wow X Wow’s second online exhibition, “Room of a Thousand Doors.” It’s an acrylic on canvas, 6″ by 6.” The exhibition opens this Friday, September 1st, 7PM BST through September 22, 2017. In the meantime, view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/transformation.html. Email sales(at)wowxwow(dot)com with any inquiries.