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New Work and Special Offer

“Adspectus” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’ve just added a new painting to my In Our Veins series.  The title is Adpectus, which is Latin for vision, and it is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high.  This piece continues with the theme of organs on the outside of the body as a reminder of our shared biology.  It was featured in my April newsletter that went out yesterday, so it is already on its way to its new home in Israel.  View the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/adspectus.html.

On another note, there is a current special offer on Life Force.  This piece is originally $200 and is now $150.  It is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 4″ high.  This offer expires May 14, 2017 (Mother’s Day).  View the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/life-force.html and mention this offer.

“Life Force” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″w x 4″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

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Apocalypse Now

“Apocalypse Now- Amy Guidry’s Art Speaks of Her Fears for the Planet” by Patricia Gannon, The Advocate, April 2017

I’m happy to be able to announce that an interview I did with The Advocate is out now.  Patricia Gannon wrote the feature discussing my current series, In Our Veins, and the message behind it.  I’m going to quote myself right now, but I think it’s an important point to get across: “We’re capable of destruction but also absolutely amazing things.  We can live in harmony in a responsible manner.”  I create these paintings to provide a visual of what is going on with our planet, as well as what could be, as a reminder that we are all connected and should all do our part to preserve nature.  Read the interview here: http://www.theadvocate.com/acadiana/entertainment_life/patricia_gannon/article_f57aa1b8-0f15-11e7-8675-3f9ca702e2f4.html.


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Vegan Magazine

I’m happy to announce that my painting, Exposed, is featured on the cover of the latest issue of VEGAN Magazine out of the Netherlands.  In addition, there is an interview featured along with more of my paintings inside.  I’ve included images for those that can read Dutch.

“Exposed” by Amy Guidry on the cover of VEGAN Magazine; Spring 2017
“Kunst Met Een Diervriendelijke Missie” by Lobke van Meijel, VEGAN Magazine, Spring 2017
“Kunst Met Een Diervriendelijke Missie” by Lobke van Meijel, VEGAN Magazine, Spring 2017
“Kunst Met Een Diervriendelijke Missie” by Lobke van Meijel, VEGAN Magazine, Spring 2017

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In Progress

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

Another painting in progress.  Forced to take a break from my larger pelican painting courtesy of my easel.  It decided to break (while in the middle of painting), so I am currently waiting on the replacement part to come in.  So in the meantime, I decided to work on a small painting I’ve been wanting to do anyway.  This piece is in keeping with my Cor and Corporis paintings, featuring rabbits with exposed organs or bones as a reminder that animals are all living, sentient beings.  It is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ by 4.”


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ArtGuide Magazine

ArtGuide Magazine: Amy Guidry; March 2017

Happy to say artGuide Magazine has done a feature on my In Our Veins series.  The magazine focuses on artists of the South.  Read the article online here: http://artguidemag.com/art-news-blog/amy-guidry-surrealist-artist.


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Hi-Fructose

Hi-Fructose Magazine: ” Amy Guidry’s Surreal Paintings Touch on Life, Death, and Nature” by Andy Smith

I received some good news recently when I found out Hi-Fructose Magazine has featured my work.  Andy Smith writes, “It’s in these works that Guidry seems to highlight the inherent beauty of flora and fauna and the strangeness buried within humanity.”  Many paintings from my In Our Veins series are included.  View the entire feature online at: http://hifructose.com/2017/02/15/amy-guidrys-surreal-paintings-touch-on-life-death-and-nature/.


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Valentines

Clockwise: “Emergence,” “Stem,” and “Evanescence” by Amy Guidry; All acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; $100 each; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

Are you thinking of getting roses for Valentine’s Day?  Roses wilt but paintings don’t.  Art is is more meaningful and gives you something beautiful to look at everyday, forever.  So for Valentine’s, buy any painting from me now through February 14th and you’ll receive an original, handmade Valentine such as the one pictured.  These paintings featured are all acrylic on canvas, 4″ x 4″ for $100 each.  Find them online here: https://amyguidry.com/emergence.html, here: https://amyguidry.com/stem.html, and here: https://amyguidry.com/evanescence.html.

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Menagerie

“Dissociate” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 12″w x 6″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

As mentioned before, I will be showing as part of the “Menagerie” group exhibition at the Amelia Center Gallery at Gulf Coast State College.  The show’s opening is just around the corner- this Friday, February 3rd, 5-7pm.  I’m honored to be among such a great group of artists and their unique approach to animals in art.

The exhibit will be on display at at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida from February 3 – March 3, 2017.  Artists featured are: Adam Doyle, Katherine Gallagher, Amy Guidry, Laurie Hogin, Gabriel Lovejoy, Chris Musina, and Kevin Taylor.


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Mother Nature Network

“See animals and the environment through a surrealist’s eyes”; Mother Nature Network

I’m happy to announce that I was recently interviewed by the Mother Nature Network for a feature on their site.  Starre Vartan asked me about my work and the connection to animals and ecological welfare.  Here is just a sample of what we discussed:

MNN: In Our Veins is dominated by horses, deer, bears, wolves, rabbits, cows and humans. Why these animals?

AG: I feel like a lot of these animals blur the line between what would be considered domestic and what would be considered wild. As more wild habitat is being encroached upon by new houses and shopping malls, these animals are being forced out of their homes and find themselves having to adapt to this new urban landscape. They are wild, yet at the same time, people either think of them as cute nomads or dangerous intruders, depending on the species.

I’ll use cows because I feel like they are the epitome of the agribusiness animal. They are used for meat, dairy, and leather, and it’s because of them that forests are cleared and “predatory” animals are killed — all for the sake of ranching.

As for incorporating humans, I do so to emphasize that we are all part of the animal kingdom. I’ll sometimes combine a human with another animal to illustrate that connection. Other times, I may just paint the human brain as a symbol of sentience and our moral obligation to the welfare of these animals.

Read the entire interview here: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/surrealist-artist-amy-guidry-animals-and-our-environment.


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The Journal

Cover of The Journal featuring "Vital" by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 12"w x 6"h
Cover of The Journal featuring “Vital” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 12″w x 6″h

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.


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