I’m happy to announce (and share this sneak preview) that my paintings will be included in the upcoming “The Art of Compassion” book which will benefit the charity Veganuary. The book has been several years in the making, and will feature art by vegan artists from around the world. Big thanks to Leigh Sanders and Jessica Goodall for making this all happen. My painting Vestige will be one of three works I’ll have included. This piece is an acrylic on canvas, 12″ wide by 12″ high. The book will be available worldwide through Amazon later this Fall. More details soon. In the meantime, you can view Vestige online here: https://amyguidry.com/vestige.html.
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.