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In Progress

A few photos of my current painting in progress.  Focusing on the rainforest for this one, specifically the Amazon and its flora and fauna.  Also wanted to work on a larger piece, so this one is 20″ wide by 20″ high.  It’s heavily detailed courtesy of all the leaves and tree branches.  Not to mention full of white-faced capuchin monkeys!  The sketch on paper maps everything out before I transferred it to canvas.  The painting itself is an acrylic on canvas.  I’m still working on the rainforest background at the moment, and the blue morpho butterflies.  Butterflies may be small, but they are hugely symbolic in my work.

Preliminary sketch by Amy Guidry; 20″ x 20″; (c) Amy Guidry 2018
Painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″ x 20″; (c) Amy Guidry 2018
Painting in progress (detail) by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″ x 20″; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

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New Prints

Print of “Sustain” by Amy Guidry; Paper size 12″ x 12″; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

Excited that prints of Sustain have arrived!  They are a limited edition run of 50 giclée prints on archival, 100% cotton 230gsm paper.  The paper size is 12″ wide by 12″ high.  Each print is signed and numbered, and they are $50 each.  To arrange shipping and to purchase: https://amyguidry.com/print-sustain.html.


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New Print Coming

“Sustain” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 12″ x 12″; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

I’m happy to announce that for the first time, my painting Sustain will soon be released as a limited edition run of giclée prints.  The overall print size is 12” wide by 12” high with an image size 10” wide by 10” high.  It will be a limited edition of 50 prints for $50 each.  If you would like to be notified as soon as they are available, contact me via my website at : https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.


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Art at Home

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.

Installation view of “Complacent” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 48″w x 24″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
Installation view of “Expatriate” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h (image size); (c) Amy Guidry 2017
Installation view of “Evolution” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
Installation view of “Coalesce” by Amy Guidry (bottom); Acrylic on canvas; 6″w x 4″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017; and painting by Betsy Walton (top)
Installation view of “Succession” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″w x 12″h (image size); (c) Amy Guidry 2017
Installation view of “Resilient” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″w x 4″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
Installation view of “Interwoven” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

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Newly Framed Works

“Connected” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on cardstock; 4″ tondo, 5 1/2″ x 6 3/8″ framed; SOLD, (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Union” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on cardstock; 4″ tondo, 5 1/2″ x 6 3/8 framed,” SOLD, (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’ve just recently framed these small paintings from my In Our Veins series.  I feel like the frames take them to a whole other level.  Connected and Union are both acrylic on cardstock, 4″ tondo and the framed images are 5 1/2″ wide by 6 3/8″ high.  Both are currently available for $100 each.  If you can see this in your home, contact me to purchase at https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.


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New Work

“Encroach” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Reciprocal” 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.  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.

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Wanderlust

"Vitality" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on pressed paper; 5.82"w x 4.13"h; $200; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Vitality” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on pressed paper; 5.82″w x 4.13″h; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

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.


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In Progress

Painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20"w x 10"h; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
Painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

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.


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New Work

"Clear-Cut" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6" x 6"; $450; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Clear-Cut” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; $450; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
"Inseparable" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4" x 4"; ON HOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Inseparable” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
"Evanescence" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4" x 4"; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Evanescence” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

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.htmlhttp://amyguidry.com/inseparable.html, and http://amyguidry.com/evanescence.html.


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Preservation

"Preservation" by Amy Guidry on the cover of the Denver Quarterly, Vol. 50 No. 4, 2016
“Preservation” by Amy Guidry on the cover of the Denver Quarterly, Vol. 50 No. 4, 2016

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?


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