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Voting is Open

“Bestow” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; Sold; (c) Amy Guidry 2018
“The Pack” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Integral” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’m excited to reveal my paintings which are finalists for the People’s Choice Award in Jonathan LeVine Projects’ Delusional Competition.  The award consists of cash and art supplies!  Please vote for my work, I would greatly appreciate your help.  To vote, you’ll need to create an account and verify your email (keeps it fair) in order to vote.  This is the direct link to vote for my work on Submittable: https://jonathanlevineprojects.submittable.com/gallery/c0d22077-6a44-4120-a501-e8951afe51a9/10402272/.  Voting is open now through August 9th, 2018. Thank you!


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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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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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In Progress

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

Currently working on a new painting for WOW x WOW’s upcoming online exhibition, “Super Reverie.”  I decided to paint an ocelot for this one.  When I was a child, I was such a fan of ocelots and big cats that I could identify them solely by the markings on their fur.  While the overall ocelot population is currently considered stable, there are only 30 left in the United States in southeast Texas.  They used to be found east in Arkansas and Louisiana, as well as throughout Texas and in Mexico.  Now they are found only in extreme southern Texas, northeastern Mexico, in addition to Central and South America.  Hunting and habitat loss are their biggest threats, which is why a border wall could hinder their roaming for food and breeding.

These are progress photos of the beginning layers of paint as well as much more development of detail to the hair and eyes.  The painting is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high.  Sign up for my newsletter if you’d like to know when the finished piece goes online: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.


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Vie Magazine

“Interconnect” by Amy Guidry; Vie Magazine; May 2018

My painting Interconnect is featured in the May 2018 issue of Vie Magazine.  It is part of their Introspections page and is a teaser to a larger article to be featured in their Animal issue coming out in August.  Look for Interconnect in the Couture issue out now.  And if you’re in New York, you can see Interconnect in person at Gristle Art Gallery now through May 5th.


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New Work

“Invasive Species” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2018
Detail of “Invasive Species” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

The latest painting in my In Our Veins series is now online.  The title is Invasive Species and it is an acrylic on canvas, 20” wide by 10” high.  There is no shortage of fast food establishments: they are everywhere, all over the world, sometimes multiples on the same block.  While these businesses are taking over natural habitat, there are an inordinate number of species going extinct or listed as endangered everyday.  The dodo bird is the unfortunate mascot of extinction, which is why I chose him to be the subject of this painting.  There are more McDonald’s in the world than there are endangered species.  The fact that dodos were literally eaten to extinction by Dutch explorers adds another layer of symbolism.  While we have an overabundance of fast food places, many species such as the right whale and polar bear are dying off due to a lack of food.  This painting serves as not only a reminder of the plight of the dodo but also for the prioritization of endangered species and natural habitat.  You can view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/invasive-species.html.


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New Work / Exhibition

“Interconnect” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; $500; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

My latest painting in the In Our Veins series is now online.  This piece was created for Gristle Art Gallery’s “Floriography” exhibition going on now through May 5th, 2018.  It’s titled Interconnect and is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high.  The human third eye refers to our connection to all of nature, both flora and fauna.

I chose to paint a jaguar for this piece- one of my favorite big cats ever since childhood.  And an appropriate subject for a floriography-themed exhibit as their black spots are referred to as “rosettes” because of their rose-like shape.  Jaguars are mainly found in the Amazon or remote areas of Central and South America.  They haven’t reached full endangered status -yet- but their population is in decline and they are listed as Threatened.

“Floriography” is on view at Gristle Art Gallery in Brooklyn, New York now through May 5th.  You can also view the exhibit online here: https://www.gristleartgallery.com/floriography.html.


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Sold

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

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.


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In Progress / Upcoming Exhibit

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

In addition to my dodo bird painting, I’ve had another piece in the works for an upcoming exhibition.  This is a little sneak preview of my painting for the “Floriography” exhibition to be held at Gristle Art Gallery in New York.  The entire painting is 6″ wide by 6″ high and is an acrylic on canvas.  The exhibition will open March 10th.  I’ll give more details soon (sign up for my newsletter if you’d like to know when the finished piece is up: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html).


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