I’ve just finished a new painting in my In Our Veins series. The title is Intertwine and it is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high. I really wanted to paint a pair of bighorn sheep for this one so I had to alter the horns a bit, plus added curly hair. You can view this piece as well as other paintings in the series on my website: https://amyguidry.com/intertwine.html.
I’m happy to reveal my finished painting Delicate. It is an acrylic on canvas, 5″ wide by 5″ high. This piece was created for Gristle Art Gallery’s insect-themed “Killing Jar” exhibition which is going on now through November 24th. Delicate features a stag beetle whose body is patterned in lace. Insects are often feared, but the lace body serves as a reminder to their diminutive size and delicate beauty. You can view the painting on my website here: https://amyguidry.com/delicate.html.
I’ve been painting a few big cats lately (I’ve been a fan since I was a little kid) and am happy to see some find new homes. Bestow and Interconnect have both gone to the West Coast- Seattle and Los Angeles. Both paintings are acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high.
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 email@example.com or 323-801-8669.
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’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.
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.