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“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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New work

“Sight” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2018
“Reflection” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on cardstock; 4 1/2″ w x 5 5/8″ h framed; image size 4″ tondo; $100; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

Happy to announce my new work for the new year.  Just finished Sight, an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high.  It’s the latest addition to my In Our Veins series.  Also announcing Reflection, though technically not a 2018 painting, I just recently framed it in an antique frame painted black.  Reflection is an acrylic on cardstock, and is 4 1/2″ wide by 5 5/8″ high framed (image size is 4″ tondo).  Both of these paintings are currently available, $100 each.  Direct inquiries to me here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.


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In progress

Making some strides on a new small painting.  This will be the latest painting in my In Our Veins series.  Currently working on the details to the owl, and already roughed in the first layer of paint.  It is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high.  The finished piece will be revealed soon!  If you would like to be notified when it is available, sign up for my newsletter here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.

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

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Face to Face

These are a few photos from opening night for the “Face to Face” exhibition at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans.  Artists represented by the gallery as well as a few new artists have created their own interpretation of portraiture, ranging from the traditional to the abstract.  The show is up now through July 29th, so there’s still time to see the exhibit.

Amy Guidry with her painting, “Sentience,” acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6″ (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Sentience” by Amy Guidry, acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Preservation” and “Sustain” by Amy Guidry; both acrylic on canvas; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
Artist Amy Guidry and LeMieux Galleries co-owner Jordan Blanton at the opening reception for “Face to Face”; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
Artists Amy Guidry and John Isiah Walton at LeMieux Galleries, New Orleans; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Preservation” and “Shelter” by Amy Guidry; both acrylic on canvas; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Pervasive” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 10″w x 20″ h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

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Opening / New Work

“Pervasive” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 10″w x 20″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Sentience” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’ve just finished both paintings previously featured while in progress.  Pervasive and Sentience will both be on exhibit for the opening at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans tomorrow (June 3, 2017).  Pervasive has been a long time in the making.  I’m sometimes asked if living in Louisiana affects my work.  Given that my work deals with the welfare of our planet, many of the issues that Louisiana faces (habitat loss, flooding, BP oil spill, hurricanes) are something that I cover but on more of a global scale.  Pervasive is one of the most direct pieces I’ve done, focusing on the conservation of Louisiana wildlife and wetlands.  The BP oil spill not only affected the wildlife of Louisiana, but it continues to affect the wildlife of rest of the world to this day as bird and sea animals continue to migrate.  It may be asking a lot of a painting, but I hope that it has a big impact.

Sentience was specifically created for the “Face to Face” exhibit opening at LeMieux Galleries.  The exhibit features a range of interpretations of portraiture.  In Sentience, the butterflies represent the beauty and fragility of life, while the third eye represents enlightenment.  The eye is a human eye, referring to the fact that we are all members of the animal kingdom, and can see a bit of ourselves in the personalities of other animals.  Sentience is an acrylic on canvas, 6″wide by 6″high.

Both paintings will be on view tomorrow, June 3rd for the opening reception from 6-8pm.  The exhibit will remain up through July 29th, 2017.


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In Progress

Detail of painting by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 10″w x 20″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’ve made some more progress on my latest painting.  I’m in the home stretch on this one.  At 10″ wide by 20″ high, this is a large size given all the detail work (and that yet to be done!).  It’s coming along slowly but surely.  This is a close-up of one of the pelicans I recently finished.  I’ll be revealing the entire finished piece soon.


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In Progress

A few photos of my current painting in progress.  I have not decided on a title yet, but can say that it is an acrylic on canvas, 10″ wide by 20″ high.  These are a few shots of the beginning stages taking it from a sketch on paper to the first few layers of paint, focusing on the sky.

Pelican drawing by Amy Guidry; Original sketch on paper; 10″w x 20″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
Pelican painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 10″w x 20″h (c) Amy Guidry 2017
Pelican painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 10″w x 20″h (c) Amy Guidry 2017

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Sundog Lit

Cover of Sundog Lit, Issue 10, featuring "The Sum of Its Parts" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 11"w x 14"h; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
Cover of Sundog Lit, Issue 10, featuring “The Sum of Its Parts” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 11″w x 14″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

Literary journal, Sundog Lit, recently published my work on the cover of their latest issue.  My painting, The Sum of Its Parts, is featured on Issue 10, available now.  More details can be found online here: https://sundoglit.com/2016/03/11/issue-10/.

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"Subsequence" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6" x 6"; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Subsequence” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

One of my most recent paintings from my In Our Veins series has found a new home.  It was also featured in my newsletter earlier this week.  The title is Subsequence and it is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ by 6.”  View more paintings in this series here: http://amyguidry.com/sum-of-its-parts.html.

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In progress

While finishing up another painting, I have a small piece currently in the works.  This is a progress photo after the outline sketch onto canvas and applying a rough layer of paint and more detailed layers on the left side of the skull.  The finished painting will be posted here soon.

Work in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6" x 6"; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
Work in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

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