Face to Face

These are a few photos from opening night for the “Face to Face” exhibition at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans.  Artists represented by the gallery as well as a few new artists have created their own interpretation of portraiture, ranging from the traditional to the abstract.  The show is up now through July 29th, so there’s still time to see the exhibit.

Amy Guidry with her painting, “Sentience,” acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6″ (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Sentience” by Amy Guidry, acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Preservation” and “Sustain” by Amy Guidry; both acrylic on canvas; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
Artist Amy Guidry and LeMieux Galleries co-owner Jordan Blanton at the opening reception for “Face to Face”; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
Artists Amy Guidry and John Isiah Walton at LeMieux Galleries, New Orleans; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Preservation” and “Shelter” by Amy Guidry; both acrylic on canvas; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Pervasive” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 10″w x 20″ h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

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In Progress

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

Progress shot of a new small painting I have in the works.  This is a new addition to my In Our Veins series, part of the small works within the series.  It is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ by 4.”  The finished piece will be posted soon.  In the meantime, the rest of the series can be viewed here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.


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New Postcards

Postcard of “Sentience” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

New postcards featuring my painting Sentience are in.  If you’d like to receive one, join the mailing list at https://amyguidry.com/contact.html (just click on the postcard icon).


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Opening / New Work

“Pervasive” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 10″w x 20″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Sentience” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’ve just finished both paintings previously featured while in progress.  Pervasive and Sentience will both be on exhibit for the opening at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans tomorrow (June 3, 2017).  Pervasive has been a long time in the making.  I’m sometimes asked if living in Louisiana affects my work.  Given that my work deals with the welfare of our planet, many of the issues that Louisiana faces (habitat loss, flooding, BP oil spill, hurricanes) are something that I cover but on more of a global scale.  Pervasive is one of the most direct pieces I’ve done, focusing on the conservation of Louisiana wildlife and wetlands.  The BP oil spill not only affected the wildlife of Louisiana, but it continues to affect the wildlife of rest of the world to this day as bird and sea animals continue to migrate.  It may be asking a lot of a painting, but I hope that it has a big impact.

Sentience was specifically created for the “Face to Face” exhibit opening at LeMieux Galleries.  The exhibit features a range of interpretations of portraiture.  In Sentience, the butterflies represent the beauty and fragility of life, while the third eye represents enlightenment.  The eye is a human eye, referring to the fact that we are all members of the animal kingdom, and can see a bit of ourselves in the personalities of other animals.  Sentience is an acrylic on canvas, 6″wide by 6″high.

Both paintings will be on view tomorrow, June 3rd for the opening reception from 6-8pm.  The exhibit will remain up through July 29th, 2017.


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Newly Framed Works

“Connected” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on cardstock; 4″ tondo, 5 1/2″ x 6 3/8″ framed; $100, (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Union” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on cardstock; 4″ tondo, 5 1/2″ x 6 3/8 framed,” $100, (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’ve just recently framed these small paintings from my In Our Veins series.  I feel like the frames take them to a whole other level.  Connected and Union are both acrylic on cardstock, 4″ tondo and the framed images are 5 1/2″ wide by 6 3/8″ high.  Both are currently available for $100 each.  If you can see this in your home, contact me to purchase at https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.


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