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New Painting / Exhibition Opening

“Bestow” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2018
Salvador Dali with ocelot

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.

The exhibit opens May 4th, 7pm BST, and will remain up through May 25th.  More details and view the exhibition: https://wowxwow.com/product-category/super-reverie.


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New Work

“Ethereal” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; Sold; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Regeneration” 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.  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).


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Hi-Fructose

Hi-Fructose Magazine: ” Amy Guidry’s Surreal Paintings Touch on Life, Death, and Nature” by Andy Smith

I received some good news recently when I found out Hi-Fructose Magazine has featured my work.  Andy Smith writes, “It’s in these works that Guidry seems to highlight the inherent beauty of flora and fauna and the strangeness buried within humanity.”  Many paintings from my In Our Veins series are included.  View the entire feature online at: http://hifructose.com/2017/02/15/amy-guidrys-surreal-paintings-touch-on-life-death-and-nature/.


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Lover’s Eye

“Insight” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on paper; 6″w x 4″h; 10″w x 7.75″h framed; Sold; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Insight” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on paper; 6″w x 4″h; 10″w x 7.75″h framed; Sold; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’m excited to reveal my painting for the upcoming “Lover’s Eye” exhibit at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, CA.  I was invited to create a piece for this show as a modern take on the late 17th Century practice of painting the eye of a loved one to wear as jewelry.  My painting, Insight, is an acrylic on paper, 10″ wide by 7¾” high framed (image size 6″ x 4″).  The exhibit opens Friday, February 3rd with a gallery reception from 6-9pm.  The show will remain up through February 25, 2017.


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Prints

"Everything's Coming Up Roses" by Amy Guidry; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Everything’s Coming Up Roses” by Amy Guidry; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

There are still prints available of my painting, Everything’s Coming Up Roses– the first (and only) time this painting is available as a print.  This is a limited edition series of 50 giclée prints, signed and numbered (as you can see above).  Each giclée is 100% cotton rag, Acid-free, archival, 230 gsm paper, 14″ wide by 11″ high for $50.  View the painting and purchase: http://amyguidry.com/everythings_roses.html 


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Huffington Post

"Everything's Coming Up Roses" by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 40"w x 30"h; (c) Amy Guidry 2015; Collection of The City of Slidell
“Everything’s Coming Up Roses” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 40″w x 30″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2015; Collection of The City of Slidell

I am happy to announce that my painting Everything’s Coming Up Roses was recently featured as the title image in an essay on the Huffington Post blog.  The essay, “Death Becomes Us: Why We All Need to See Death and Decay” was written by Carla Valentine, Curator of Barts Pathology Museum in London.  Read the article online here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/carla-valentine/see-death-and-decay_b_6894542.html.

Also of note, prints are now available of Everything’s Coming Up Roses.  Limited edition of 50 giclée prints, signed and numbered on 100% cotton rag, Acid-free, archival, 230 gsm paper, 14″ wide by 11″ high, $50 each-  https://amyguidry.com/everythings-roses.html.

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Growing your success

Amy Guidry giving a talk at the New Orleans Museum of Art
Amy Guidry giving a talk at the New Orleans Museum of Art

I had a question from someone wanting to know my thoughts on his acceptance into a particular publication (Studio Visit, to be precise, which I have discussed before here).  Often when I would get my work featured in a certain show or a magazine, I would get questions as to whether that led to something bigger.  Because I don’t ever rely on just one opportunity, I can’t pinpoint or put some sort of quantitative measurement to it.  While it would be nice to come up with a specific formula that doing X + Y = Z, I find it is best to have a continuous cycle of productivity going.

I don’t believe there is ever one accomplishment that opens doors.  On rare occasion you hear of some now-famous artist that was discovered and then had a sold-out show.  These are the stories that artists hear and think “that could be me.”  For the overwhelming majority of artists, including the famous ones, it was a series of events that got them to where they are today.

So in the case of the artist that contacted me, I told him that it is not so much about being in the magazine, but what you do with it.

For example:

– Once he is published in the magazine, get extra copies to send to collectors

– If you can afford it, get additional copies for potential buyers as well (anyone that seems really interested in your work)

– Give copies of the magazine to galleries as part of your portfolio presentation

– Inform your local press (newspapers, radio, etc.) that you got into the magazine

Find ways to make the most of your accomplishments and extend their shelf-life.  No one opportunity will do it, but if you can make it snowball into more, you’ll increase your chances of getting bigger and/or more opportunities.

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