My painting Interconnect is featured in the May 2018 issue of Vie Magazine. It is part of their Introspections page and is a teaser to a larger article to be featured in their Animal issue coming out in August. Look for Interconnect in the Couture issue out now. And if you’re in New York, you can see Interconnect in person at Gristle Art Gallery now through May 5th.
I’ve recently finished a new small painting in my In Our Veins series. This piece is titled Interlace and is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high. It features a Manx Loaghtan sheep, which is a rare primitive breed of sheep native to the Isle of Man. They were near extinction in the 1970s but their population has increased to where they are now “At Risk” status. The human eye in the center of the rose refers to our connection to all flora and fauna. You can view Interlace on my website as well as the rest of the series at: https://amyguidry.com/interlace.html.
My latest painting in the In Our Veins series is now online. This piece was created for Gristle Art Gallery’s “Floriography” exhibition going on now through May 5th, 2018. It’s titled Interconnect and is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high. The human third eye refers to our connection to all of nature, both flora and fauna.
I chose to paint a jaguar for this piece- one of my favorite big cats ever since childhood. And an appropriate subject for a floriography-themed exhibit as their black spots are referred to as “rosettes” because of their rose-like shape. Jaguars are mainly found in the Amazon or remote areas of Central and South America. They haven’t reached full endangered status -yet- but their population is in decline and they are listed as Threatened.
This is a sneak preview of sorts of my new painting Interconnect which will be part of Gristle Art Gallery’s “Floriography” exhibition. It was selected as a promotional image for the show, so I’ll be posting the full image (sans text) once the exhibit opens. If you are or will be in Brooklyn, New York anytime soon, the exhibition will be up March 10th through May 5th. There will be an opening reception this Saturday, March 10th from 7-9pm. More details here: https://www.gristleartgallery.com/current.html.
In addition to my dodo bird painting, I’ve had another piece in the works for an upcoming exhibition. This is a little sneak preview of my painting for the “Floriography” exhibition to be held at Gristle Art Gallery in New York. The entire painting is 6″ wide by 6″ high and is an acrylic on canvas. The exhibition will open March 10th. I’ll give more details soon (sign up for my newsletter if you’d like to know when the finished piece is up: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html).
Excited to finally reveal my finished painting, Transcendental. This piece was specifically created for a new exhibit at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco called “Familiar: The Spirit Animal in Contemporary Art.” Transcendental is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6,” and features the “butterfly eyes” in keeping with some of my other paintings as of late. “Familiar” opens tonight, November 3rd with a gallery reception from 6-9pm and will remain up through December 1st, 2017.
I’m so happy to announce my finished painting, Vestige. It features a grizzly bear atop old cars in a junkyard. Flowers grow out of his back as a reminder of the connection of all life forms and also serving as a symbol of a vestige of nature among waste.
When I was a child, I diligently worked on a book I was “writing” about animals (it mostly consisted of drawings). My thinking was that if they were good enough illustrations, people would then care about animals as much as I did. I still feel the same today- paint animals so that people will care about them, see them, really see them, for who they are, all part of this Earth.
While working on this painting, I’ve been focused on how much gets sent to landfills, creating a new “landscape” in which trees are removed and replaced with garbage. It has even inspired a recycling fiend such as myself to discover new ways to reduce and reuse.
Closeup shot of the progress on my latest painting. Finished the flowers, currently working on the bear’s fur. With all that hair, I’m going through a lot of tiny paintbrushes on this piece! This painting is an acrylic on canvas, 12″ by 12.” Hoping to finish this one soon and reveal the finished piece. Get the first look at the finished painting by signing up for my monthly newsletter here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.
After working on a few other projects for upcoming shows, I finally have a chance to get back to my grizzly bear painting. And I’m at the point where I can work on the face, which is when it really comes to life. The subject becomes more real to me once I paint the eyes. Even if I don’t know the subject, it’s when I paint the eyes that they come to life. They take on a personality. It’s exciting for me as an artist to witness that transformation.
This painting is an acrylic on canvas, 12″ by 12.” I’ll be posting the finished piece soon. In the meantime, you can check out the rest of the In Our Veins series here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.