My new painting Integrate is now finished. This is the latest piece in my In Our Veins series. Integrate features an African serval with a similarly colored and patterned Resh cicada. The combination of the two with a human eye represents the connection of all of nature. Integrate is an acrylic on canvas, 6” wide by 6” high. You can view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/integrate.html.
Another cropped detail view of my current painting in progress. Working on the Megatibicen Resh cicada at the moment. Megatibicen Resh, commonly known as the Resh cicada, is one of several types of cicadas that can be found in Louisiana. This was one that I had discovered after he was already deceased. After laying him to rest in my backyard garden, he can now live on in a painting at least. The total size of this painting is 6″ wide by 6″ high, acrylic on canvas. As previously mentioned, this piece will be revealed soon, so if you would like to know as soon as it is finished, sign up for my monthly newsletter here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html (just click the newsletter icon).
Today is the beginning of Modern Eden Gallery’s Flashback Sale, which has officially started as of now! My painting Transcendental is now available for 25% off, originally 500, now 375. Transcendental was created for “Familiar: The Spirit Animal in Contemporary Art” and is one of my “butterfly eyes” paintings in which the butterflies are a symbol of life. Both butterflies and life are beautiful, fragile, and ephemeral. This piece is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high.
If you missed the opening of “The Revival” at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles, there will be another event tomorrow. The gallery will be open for the 11th Frogtown Art Walk on Saturday, September 22nd from 4-10pm. It is a community festival that stretches 2 miles along the LA River. Numerous venues will host pop-up art exhibits, food selections, stages and performance spaces, all for free. 37 venues (Cactus Gallery, 3001 N. Coolidge Ave. LA CA 90039 is #29 on the map), 50+ artists, 3 stages with music, a “literary lounge”, an interactive light installation stretching ½ mile along the LA River, pedi-cabs, and more.
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.
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.
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.