Several of the small paintings from my In Our Veins series are now $100 for the month of December. There are a few 4″ x 4″ paintings still available as well, so I’ve included them in this group since they are also $100. This offer is available through December 31st, so there’s time for those looking to get something for the holidays or to get a piece they’ve been eyeing for their own walls. To purchase, contact me directly at https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.
My painting, Vitality, will be featured in the upcoming “Wanderlust” exhibit opening this weekend at Modern Eden Gallery. This piece is an acrylic on pressed paper, 5.82″ wide by 4.13″ high. The opening reception will be this Saturday, December 10th, from 6-9pm at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, CA. And if you miss the opening, the show will be up through December 30th.
I’m happy to announce that my painting, Preservation, is on the cover of the new EP by the band, Levees. The EP, Another Medicine, is out as of today. And if you are in New Orleans, be sure to check out Preservation in person while it is currently at LeMieux Galleries.
In the midst of some other projects I have going on, I managed to finish a couple of small paintings in my In Our Veins series. These are part of a sub-series of 4″ x 4″ paintings. Revival and Emergence are both acrylic on canvas, 4″ by 4.” View these and two other available small paintings here:
My work is currently featured in the new issue of APONIA Magazine. APONIA is a vegan fashion, art, and beauty magazine based out of Australia. Several paintings from my In Our Veins series are featured as well as a lovely write-up by Thara Vidyaratne. Thara writes, “...her ability to combine a high level of technical skill with the thorough conceptualisation of a philosopher, Guidry’s work creates surrealist images with the accuracy of photorealism.” The issue is currently available to read online at: https://issuu.com/aponiamagazine/docs/aponia_magazine_november_2016_final.
I’ve just finished a couple of new paintings in my In Our Veins series. These are part of the subset of smaller paintings in the series, both acrylic on canvas, 4″ by 4.” Both paintings refer to our connection to nature, with Spring linking flora and fauna and Rebirth referring to the life cycle. View them online here: http://amyguidry.com/rebirth.html and here: http://amyguidry.com/spring.html.
My work was recently published on the cover and inside The Journal literary magazine. My painting Vital is wrapped around the front and back cover while several other paintings from my In Our Veins series are inside. In addition, there is an interview in which I’d like to share just one of the questions because I think it’s an important one:
SS: Is there anything you can tell me about this work that someone who doesn’t have expertise might not see or appreciate?
AG: I think people need to realize this: they are much more astute when it comes to art than they give themselves credit for. True art will elicit an emotional response from someone, whether it’s a positive or negative reaction. For those that enjoy my work, they often tell me that something resonates with them. It may not be exactly what I expect the viewer to respond to, but it’s in the ballpark. There have been times when someone finds my work “dark” and therefore they are unsure of it. I would still consider that an accurate response because I deal with some tough issues in my work. Animals are beautiful, nature is beautiful, and I’m trying to create something that is beautiful but at the same time sends a message. Either way, I want to draw attention to these issues and inspire others to take action, even if it’s just small changes because every little bit helps. That’s the takeaway I hope for when anyone looks at my work, whether they have an art degree or not.
I’ve been diligently working on a new painting in my In Our Veins series. I have not decided on a name yet, but it is a representation of the connection of all life to the natural world. The first layer of paint has been roughed in and I’m currently working on the horse, adding color, depth, and detail to the muscles and veins. It is an acrylic on canvas, 20″ wide by 10″ high. View more from this series here.
I’ve recently finished three new paintings in my In Our Veins series. Two of which are from my smaller, 4″ by 4″ paintings. I was particularly interested in doing a piece on forest clear-cutting because it is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of global warming. The smaller paintings, Inseparable and Evanescence, are in reference to the connection of all life, which is the overarching theme of this series. View the paintings online: http://amyguidry.com/clear-cut.html, http://amyguidry.com/inseparable.html, and http://amyguidry.com/evanescence.html.
This is a 30-second clip from my Artist Talk at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans. No matter how many times I have to speak in public, it’s always terrifying. Which is why I often think that the things I don’t want to do, are probably the things that I should do. Side note: this Saturday (Sept. 24th) is the last day to catch this exhibit!