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Room of a Thousand Doors

Painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been invited to participate in the upcoming “Room of a Thousand Doors” exhibit being held by Wow X Wow.  I’ve been working on a new painting for this show, taking it in a slightly different direction (inspired by the theme of many paths to take).  The intense, dark leafy background is a new approach for me.  This is a progress shot of my painting- I’ll be revealing more over the next couple of weeks.  It’s an acrylic on canvas, 6″ x .6″  The exhibit will be held online via Wow X Wow, opening September 1st 7pm BST.


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The Coaster Show

“Vitae” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on cardstock; 4in tondo; $100; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Elucido” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on cardstock; 4in tondo; $100; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

Revealing my two paintings for the upcoming Coaster Show 2017 at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, California.  The coyote piece is titled Vitae, which is Latin for life.  It is an acrylic on cardstock, 4″ tondo.  The skull painting is titled Elucido, which is Latin for enlighten.  It is also an acrylic on cardstock, 4″ tondo.  Both will be on display as part of the exhibition opening September 1st (gallery reception that evening from 8-11pm).  The exhibit runs September 1st through October 1st, 2017.  Check out the online preview here: http://laluzdejesus.com/the-5th-annual-coaster-show-harold-fox/#more-21998.


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Vegan Lifestyle Magazine

Vegan Lifestyle Magazine issue 42, 2017
“Encroach” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“On the Rise” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 10″w x 20″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Shelter” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 10″ x 10″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’m happy to announce that my work is featured in the current issue of Vegan Lifestyle Magazine based out of the UK.   Several paintings from my In Our Veins series are featured alongside the article.  Issue 42 is available for download at: http://www.veganlifestylemagazine.com/.


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In Progress

Progress shot of my painting for the upcoming Coaster Show 2017 at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles.  Now that I can officially announce it, this will be one of the pieces I have in the exhibit.  It is an acrylic on cardstock, 4″ tondo.   The show opens September 1st with a gallery reception from 8-11pm.

“Vitae” in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on cardstock, 4″ tondo; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

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In Progress

A few photos of my current painting in progress.  I had started this painting just a few days before Grizzly bears were removed from Endangered Species status.  Sad, but fitting.  700 bears in the wild is not a high number, especially if there is a major disaster, and  to ensure no genetic mutations occur due to inbreeding.  Our priorities need to change.  So it’s fitting that I happened to choose a Grizzly as my subject for this piece.  We are steadily creating desert landscapes full of our garbage- in this case, a junkyard of cars- as we clear out the natural habitat of so many species, many endangered.  I used flowers growing out of the bear’s back as a reference to our connection to nature; this lone patch of flowers mirroring the small, shrinking natural landscape.

Original sketch on paper by Amy Guidry; 12″ x 12″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
Painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 12″ x 12″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
Painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 12″ x 12″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

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New Work

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

I’ve just finished a small painting that I recently posted while in progress.  It is the latest addition to my In Our Veins series.  The title is Realize and it is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high.  I was inspired to create this one after finishing Sentience.  In Realize, the eye that is featured is a human eye which refers to our connection to all other animals.  View it online here: https://amyguidry.com/realize.html.


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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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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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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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New Work

“Encroach” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Reciprocal” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’ve recently finished two new paintings in my In Our Veins series.  Encroach is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ by 6.”  It serves as a subtle commentary on human intervention in nature while illustrating the connection of the natural world to all life.  Reciprocal is the latest addition to the smaller series of paintings within In Our Veins.  It is also an acrylic on canvas, 4″ by 4.”  Reciprocal conveys the connection to nature by linking flora and fauna and uses the ribbon to continue the recent theme exploring anonymity versus connection.

View the paintings online here https://amyguidry.com/encroach.html and here https://amyguidry.com/reciprocal.html.


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