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.
Sometimes I receive installation images from people after they’ve hung my work in their home. It’s always nice to see my work again and how it looks in its new space, plus if it’s been included in groupings of work by other artists, that’s always nice to see. So these are a few shots featuring paintings from my In Our Veins series and Beneath the Surface series.
Are you thinking of getting roses for Valentine’s Day? Roses wilt but paintings don’t. Art is is more meaningful and gives you something beautiful to look at everyday, forever. So for Valentine’s, buy any painting from me now through February 14th and you’ll receive an original, handmade Valentine such as the one pictured. These paintings featured are all acrylic on canvas, 4″ x 4″ for $100 each. Find them online here: https://amyguidry.com/emergence.html, here: https://amyguidry.com/stem.html, and here: https://amyguidry.com/evanescence.html.
I’ve just finished two new paintings in my In Our Veins series. The first is titled Ascension, an acrylic on canvas, 8″ wide by 8″ high. The second painting is part of my smaller series at 4″ by 4.” The title is Evolution and it’s also an acrylic on canvas. View the paintings online here and here.
My latest painting in the In Our Veins series is now online. It’s also found a new home already. The title is Reciprocity and it is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ x 4.” I just recently featured it in my March newsletter. If you would like to be in the know about new work, sign up for my monthly newsletter here: www.amyguidry.com/contact.html. View Reciprocity online here: www.amyguidry.com/reciprocity.html.
I recently added two new small paintings to the In Our Veins series. My latest newsletter featured both paintings (which if you would like to receive, sign up information is here: www.amyguidry.com/contact.html) and there is still one available. The titles are Generate and Ephemeral, each are 4″ x 4,” acrylic on canvas. Generate (sold) pertains to the life cycle and how life continues, hence the flowers growing out of the wolf’s back. Ephemeral is still available ($100- contact me if interested) and features a moth with a heart, ribcage, and vertebrae superimposed upon it. The premise of the painting is the importance of life- so fragile, precious, and short, in the scheme of things- and serves as a reminder to live life to the fullest. Both paintings can be viewed (larger) on my website at www.amyguidry.com/ephemeral.html.
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I will be participating in the LPB Art and Travel Auction, which supports Louisiana Public Broadcasting. I was asked to participate as a representing artist for the Oak Street Gallery in Hammond, LA. So I did a small piece, 6″ x 6″, wood-cradled panel, titled “Transcendence.” This piece is an extension of my New Realm series and features the red and black butterflies seen throughout the series. I also added some of the flowers and blue swirls seen in a few of the other paintings in New Realm.
Aside from being part of the live auction on LPB during primetime, my painting is included in an exhibition of all the art up for auction at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge. The exhibit will be on display through May 18th. On-air coverage will be during primetime on June 7th at 6pm. You can also bid online at http://auction.lpb.org/. Just look under Gallery 17 Oak Street and you’ll find my work listed there!
If you’d like to see more of my work, or my entire New Realm series, go to my website at www.AmyGuidry.com. And if you’re a regular, check out my new home page design!