Making some progress on my current painting. Working on the polar bear’s hair at the moment. This piece will be part of Cactus Gallery’s Magic Oceans, Sacred Rivers exhibition which focuses on our connection to oceans, rivers, and their animals as well as their welfare. This painting is an acrylic on canvas, 5″ wide by 5″ high. If you’d like to be updated when it goes online, sign up for my monthly newsletter: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.
Sneak peek at the early stages of a new painting for Cactus Gallery’s upcoming Magic Oceans, Sacred Rivers exhibition. This is the initial underpainting before moving on to detail work. Total size is 5″ wide by 5″ high, acrylic on canvas. The exhibition will open June 8th.
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’ve been painting a few big cats lately (I’ve been a fan since I was a little kid) and am happy to see some find new homes. Bestow and Interconnect have both gone to the West Coast- Seattle and Los Angeles. Both paintings are acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high.
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.
Making a lot of progress on my current painting for Cactus Gallery’s upcoming show. I was invited to create a piece for “The Revival,” an exhibition exploring life, death, rebirth and growth represented with natural imagery. I’m currently working on the little leaves in this piece. Will post the finished painting soon. If you’d like to be updated when it is finished, sign up for my newsletter here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html. “The Revival” opens September 8th at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles.
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 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.