Sketch for a new painting I’m working on for an upcoming show. Love working on these smaller beings. In this case, a privet hawk moth. Total size is 5″ wide by 5″ high. If you’d like to know when the finished painting goes online, sign up for the monthly newsletter here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.
My new painting Integrate is now finished. This is the latest piece in my In Our Veins series. Integrate features an African serval with a similarly colored and patterned Resh cicada. The combination of the two with a human eye represents the connection of all of nature. Integrate is an acrylic on canvas, 6” wide by 6” high. You can view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/integrate.html.
Another cropped detail view of my current painting in progress. Working on the Megatibicen Resh cicada at the moment. Megatibicen Resh, commonly known as the Resh cicada, is one of several types of cicadas that can be found in Louisiana. This was one that I had discovered after he was already deceased. After laying him to rest in my backyard garden, he can now live on in a painting at least. The total size of this painting is 6″ wide by 6″ high, acrylic on canvas. As previously mentioned, this piece will be revealed soon, so if you would like to know as soon as it is finished, sign up for my monthly newsletter here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html (just click the newsletter icon).
Revealing my new painting Intricate, created for Gristle Art Gallery’s “After Dark” exhibition. This group exhibition features nocturnal animal themed works. Intricate is an acrylic on canvas, 5″ wide by 5″ high, $225. It is currently on view at Gristle Art Gallery in Brooklyn, New York now through March 9th. View Intricate on my website and purchase via Gristle Art Gallery here: https://amyguidry.com/intricate.html.
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“Sustain” – paper size 12″ x 12″
“The Wild West” – paper size 11″ x 14,” image size 10″ x 12.5″
“Everything’s Coming Up Roses” – paper size 14″ x 11,” image size 12.5″ x 9.5″
Currently working on a new painting for WOW x WOW’s upcoming online exhibition, “Super Reverie.” I decided to paint an ocelot for this one. When I was a child, I was such a fan of ocelots and big cats that I could identify them solely by the markings on their fur. While the overall ocelot population is currently considered stable, there are only 30 left in the United States in southeast Texas. They used to be found east in Arkansas and Louisiana, as well as throughout Texas and in Mexico. Now they are found only in extreme southern Texas, northeastern Mexico, in addition to Central and South America. Hunting and habitat loss are their biggest threats, which is why a border wall could hinder their roaming for food and breeding.
These are progress photos of the beginning layers of paint as well as much more development of detail to the hair and eyes. The painting is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high. Sign up for my newsletter if you’d like to know when the finished piece goes online: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.
I’ve just finished both paintings previously featured while in progress. Pervasive and Sentiencewill both be on exhibit for the opening at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans tomorrow (June 3, 2017). Pervasive has been a long time in the making. I’m sometimes asked if living in Louisiana affects my work. Given that my work deals with the welfare of our planet, many of the issues that Louisiana faces (habitat loss, flooding, BP oil spill, hurricanes) are something that I cover but on more of a global scale. Pervasive is one of the most direct pieces I’ve done, focusing on the conservation of Louisiana wildlife and wetlands. The BP oil spill not only affected the wildlife of Louisiana, but it continues to affect the wildlife of rest of the world to this day as bird and sea animals continue to migrate. It may be asking a lot of a painting, but I hope that it has a big impact.
Sentience was specifically created for the “Face to Face” exhibit opening at LeMieux Galleries. The exhibit features a range of interpretations of portraiture. In Sentience, the butterflies represent the beauty and fragility of life, while the third eye represents enlightenment. The eye is a human eye, referring to the fact that we are all members of the animal kingdom, and can see a bit of ourselves in the personalities of other animals. Sentience is an acrylic on canvas, 6″wide by 6″high.
Both paintings will be on view tomorrow, June 3rd for the opening reception from 6-8pm. The exhibit will remain up through July 29th, 2017.
I’m excited to reveal my painting for the upcoming “Lover’s Eye” exhibit at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, CA. I was invited to create a piece for this show as a modern take on the late 17th Century practice of painting the eye of a loved one to wear as jewelry. My painting, Insight, is an acrylic on paper, 10″ wide by 7¾” high framed (image size 6″ x 4″). The exhibit opens Friday, February 3rd with a gallery reception from 6-9pm. The show will remain up through February 25, 2017.
Another painting from my In Our Veins series will have a new home. Symbiotic is an acrylic on canvas, 11″w x 14″h. There is a good bit of history to this piece- for starters, it comes from one of the original sketches I did in the early stages of the series. Because I do these sketches while I am currently working on other paintings, it can be quite some time before they come to fruition. Needless to say, I have lived with the concept for Symbiotic for awhile. Also, it was this year’s Best of Show winner in the Surreal Salon held at the Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art. As a result of my win, it was featured in ads in both Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose magazine. I’m happy that it will be in good hands and joining a fantastic collection of work.
You may recall a little while back that my painting Symbiotic was the Best of Show winner for the Surreal Salon IV at the Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art. As part of winning, my work would be featured in upcoming issues of both Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose magazines. Well, I had a nice surprise arrive in the mail for me and received a copy of the Juxtapoz April 2012 issue! If you get the magazine, check out page 131. I’ve included small photos of the cover and a detail image of the ad naming my work as the Surreal Salon IV winner. I will be posting the Hi-Fructose issue once it arrives so keep an eye out for it!