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.
My painting, Vitality, will be featured in the upcoming “Wanderlust” exhibit opening this weekend at Modern Eden Gallery. This piece is an acrylic on pressed paper, 5.82″ wide by 4.13″ high. The opening reception will be this Saturday, December 10th, from 6-9pm at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, CA. And if you miss the opening, the show will be up through December 30th.
I’ve been diligently working on a new painting in my In Our Veins series. I have not decided on a name yet, but it is a representation of the connection of all life to the natural world. The first layer of paint has been roughed in and I’m currently working on the horse, adding color, depth, and detail to the muscles and veins. It is an acrylic on canvas, 20″ wide by 10″ high. View more from this series here.
I’ve recently finished three new paintings in my In Our Veins series. Two of which are from my smaller, 4″ by 4″ paintings. I was particularly interested in doing a piece on forest clear-cutting because it is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of global warming. The smaller paintings, Inseparable and Evanescence, are in reference to the connection of all life, which is the overarching theme of this series. View the paintings online: http://amyguidry.com/clear-cut.html, http://amyguidry.com/inseparable.html, and http://amyguidry.com/evanescence.html.
My painting Preservation is featured on the current cover of the Denver Quarterly. Aside from being on the cover, I’m also happy to have another opportunity to get the message out regarding animal and ecological welfare. The circle of leaves was an image that came to mind before falling asleep, and I made note of it in my sketchbook. Using the leaves to replace the head (which is in keeping with some recent paintings where I use landscapes or trees in place of heads), represents the connection of all life forms. Nature is so much a part of us that I freely use trees or landscapes in place of heads or limbs, just to emphasize that connection and significance.
The small lot of land the deer stands on is in reference to our dire need to conserve wild land and forests. The natural space is shrinking due to deforestation. All the more reason to plant trees and support organizations that preserve natural habitats.
In many of my paintings, I use the eyes and facial expressions of animals to convey a sense of connection and relatability, but lately I’ve been doing the opposite and feature animals without faces or covered faces. I’ve been exploring the idea of Anonymity vs. Connection- without seeing their faces, does that make them any less personable or meaningful? And how does this apply on a global scale?
The opening for my 2-person exhibition with photographer Lee Deigaard will be this weekend at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans. The event takes place during White Linen Night on Saturday, August 6th, from 5:30-9:30pm. Recent paintings from my In Our Veins series will be on exhibit in the Main Gallery through September 24th.
Literary journal, Sundog Lit, recently published my work on the cover of their latest issue. My painting, The Sum of Its Parts, is featured on Issue 10, available now. More details can be found online here: https://sundoglit.com/2016/03/11/issue-10/.
One of my paintings from my New Realm series has recently found a new home. The painting is titled Acceptance and is one of my largest paintings at 48″ wide by 36″ high. View more paintings from the series here: http://amyguidry.com/beginning.html.
I’ve recently finished a couple of new paintings in my In Our Veins series. The first you may recall from the progress photos I posted here. The title is Sustain and it is an acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 12.” The next painting is another addition to the smaller $100 works at 4″ x 4″ and is called Support. View the paintings online here http://amyguidry.com/sustain.html and here http://amyguidry.com/support.html.