My paintings Dissociate and On the Rise are both in new homes. One is in England and the other in Texas. Different paintings, different countries, but both focus on our treatment of nature and animals. And both serve as a reminder of our connection to the world and our responsibility to care for it. On a side note, On the Rise can be seen in the new August 2018 issue of VIE Magazine. You can view both paintings as well as the rest of the In Our Veins series here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.
The latest painting in my In Our Veins series is now online. The title is Invasive Species and it is an acrylic on canvas, 20” wide by 10” high. There is no shortage of fast food establishments: they are everywhere, all over the world, sometimes multiples on the same block. While these businesses are taking over natural habitat, there are an inordinate number of species going extinct or listed as endangered everyday. The dodo bird is the unfortunate mascot of extinction, which is why I chose him to be the subject of this painting. There are more McDonald’s in the world than there are endangered species. The fact that dodos were literally eaten to extinction by Dutch explorers adds another layer of symbolism. While we have an overabundance of fast food places, many species such as the right whale and polar bear are dying off due to a lack of food. This painting serves as not only a reminder of the plight of the dodo but also for the prioritization of endangered species and natural habitat. You can view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/invasive-species.html.
Making some progress on my current painting. I’m working on the details of the dodo bird’s face and feathers at the moment. There’s still a little work left to do on the background, but I just had to work on the dodo. I took some artistic license on the details. For example, adding folds of skin around the eyes and wrinkles. All the old illustrations and even the model recreations give him a completely smooth face, but after looking at tons of various bird photos, I decided against that and made my own interpretation. This is just a close-up photo- the entire painting is 20″ wide by 10″ high, and is an acrylic on canvas. More details soon. You can view the rest of this series here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.
I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and the New Year. Just discovered one of my paintings sold at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans- a very nice way to start off the year. Shelter is an acrylic on canvas, 10″ wide by 10″ high, and is from my current In Our Veins series. This piece was also featured on the cover of the Cimarron Review. View it online here: https://amyguidry.com/shelter.html.
I’m currently offering free shipping within the U.S. on both prints of The Wild West and Everything’s Coming Up Roses. Each are a limited edition run of 50 Giclées. Hand signed and numbered on acid-free, 100% cotton, Archival 230 gsm paper. The Wild West is 11″ wide by 14″ high (image size is 10″ wide by 12.5″ high) and Everything’s Coming Up Roses is 14″ wide by 11″ high (image size is 12.5″ wide by 9.5″ high).
Each print is $50 (free shipping in U.S. now through December 15, 2017)
As part of the “Good Mourning Tis of Thee” exhibition I was recently a part of, Co-Lab Projects has created a catalog of works by over 60 artists from the show. This full-color, 160-page catalog also includes essays by Morgan Meis and co-curator Alyssa Taylor Wendt. Designed by Jared Ritz. Also of note, $10 per copy will be donated to Direct Relief for Hurricane Harvey. You can get a copy in person at Co-Lab Projects in Austin, Texas or order online here: https://squareup.com/store/co-lab-projects/item/good-mourning-tis-of-thee-catalog-pre-order.
Prints of The Wild West are in! A few have already sold to various parts of the United States and to England to those that signed up for early notification, but there are still prints available. This is a limited edition run of 50. Each Giclée is hand signed and numbered on acid-free, 100% cotton, archival 230 gsm paper, 11″ wide by 14″ high (image size is 10″ wide by 12.5″ high), for $50. Contact me here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html with your postal code and I’ll get you a shipping quote (international inquiries welcome) and a PayPal invoice.
Prints of TheWild West will soon be available! This is only the second painting to be available in print form. This will be a limited edition run of 50 Giclées, hand signed and numbered, 11″ wide by 14″ high on acid-free, 100% cotton, archival 230 gsm paper, $50 each. The prints will be available next week, so if you want to be notified before they are announced online, contact me to get on the list: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.
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.