Received my copies of the May 2018 Couture issue of Vie Magazine in the mail yesterday. I was excited and honored to see my painting Interconnectfeatured in there as part of a teaser article in anticipation of an upcoming interview. The Couture issue is available on newsstands now.
Very excited to reveal my new painting, Bestow, created for WOW x WOW’s upcoming online exhibition, “Super Reverie.” Bestow is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high. I’ve been fascinated by ocelots since a very young age. (And apparently Surrealist painter Salvador Dali is a fan.) As mentioned before, I knew all the big cats so well I could identify them solely by their patterning (without seeing their faces). I paired the ocelot and bees in this piece because of their similar colors and patterns. Because of bees, plants are pollinated and ultimately provide food systems for all animals. The bees surround the ocelot and adorn his head as if they are bestowing him with life. The human eye refers to our connection with all of nature. You can view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/bestow.html.
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.
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.
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.
This is a sneak preview of sorts of my new painting Interconnect which will be part of Gristle Art Gallery’s “Floriography” exhibition. It was selected as a promotional image for the show, so I’ll be posting the full image (sans text) once the exhibit opens. If you are or will be in Brooklyn, New York anytime soon, the exhibition will be up March 10th through May 5th. There will be an opening reception this Saturday, March 10th from 7-9pm. More details here: https://www.gristleartgallery.com/current.html.
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).
I’ve recently finished two new paintings in my In Our Veins series. These are part of the sub-series of small works within the series. The titles are Ethereal and Regeneration. Both are acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high. Both have sold but if you’d like to know when more will be available, you can get my monthly newsletter: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html (just click the newsletter icon).
Excited to finally reveal my finished painting, Transcendental. This piece was specifically created for a new exhibit at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco called “Familiar: The Spirit Animal in Contemporary Art.” Transcendental is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6,” and features the “butterfly eyes” in keeping with some of my other paintings as of late. “Familiar” opens tonight, November 3rd with a gallery reception from 6-9pm and will remain up through December 1st, 2017.
A little preview of something I’m working on for an upcoming exhibit. The theme deals with animal spirits, which I was all set to paint a bear for this one and then had a strong inclination to paint a lion at the last minute (because I’m a Leo??). I also felt like I should go for a more monochromatic look- close to, at least. This is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ by 6.” I’ll be posting more info about the exhibit closer to time. Until then, check out more of this series here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.