The latest painting in my In Our Veins series is now online. The title is Invasive Species and it is an acrylic on canvas, 20” wide by 10” high. There is no shortage of fast food establishments: they are everywhere, all over the world, sometimes multiples on the same block. While these businesses are taking over natural habitat, there are an inordinate number of species going extinct or listed as endangered everyday. The dodo bird is the unfortunate mascot of extinction, which is why I chose him to be the subject of this painting. There are more McDonald’s in the world than there are endangered species. The fact that dodos were literally eaten to extinction by Dutch explorers adds another layer of symbolism. While we have an overabundance of fast food places, many species such as the right whale and polar bear are dying off due to a lack of food. This painting serves as not only a reminder of the plight of the dodo but also for the prioritization of endangered species and natural habitat. You can view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/invasive-species.html.
Making some progress on my current painting. I’m working on the details of the dodo bird’s face and feathers at the moment. There’s still a little work left to do on the background, but I just had to work on the dodo. I took some artistic license on the details. For example, adding folds of skin around the eyes and wrinkles. All the old illustrations and even the model recreations give him a completely smooth face, but after looking at tons of various bird photos, I decided against that and made my own interpretation. This is just a close-up photo- the entire painting is 20″ wide by 10″ high, and is an acrylic on canvas. More details soon. You can view the rest of this series here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.
Happy to announce my new work for the new year. Just finished Sight, an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high. It’s the latest addition to my In Our Veins series. Also announcing Reflection, though technically not a 2018 painting, I just recently framed it in an antique frame painted black. Reflection is an acrylic on cardstock, and is 4 1/2″ wide by 5 5/8″ high framed (image size is 4″ tondo). Both of these paintings are currently available, $100 each. Direct inquiries to me here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.
I’m currently offering free shipping within the U.S. on both prints of The Wild West and Everything’s Coming Up Roses. Each are a limited edition run of 50 Giclées. Hand signed and numbered on acid-free, 100% cotton, Archival 230 gsm paper. The Wild West is 11″ wide by 14″ high (image size is 10″ wide by 12.5″ high) and Everything’s Coming Up Roses is 14″ wide by 11″ high (image size is 12.5″ wide by 9.5″ high).
Each print is $50 (free shipping in U.S. now through December 15, 2017)
As part of the “Good Mourning Tis of Thee” exhibition I was recently a part of, Co-Lab Projects has created a catalog of works by over 60 artists from the show. This full-color, 160-page catalog also includes essays by Morgan Meis and co-curator Alyssa Taylor Wendt. Designed by Jared Ritz. Also of note, $10 per copy will be donated to Direct Relief for Hurricane Harvey. You can get a copy in person at Co-Lab Projects in Austin, Texas or order online here: https://squareup.com/store/co-lab-projects/item/good-mourning-tis-of-thee-catalog-pre-order.
My painting Sentience was recently featured in Art Galleries & Artists of the South Magazine as part of a spread on LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans. Sentience has also found a new home. This was the first of my “butterfly eyes” paintings. The butterflies represent life- both are beautiful, fragile, and ephemeral. Sentience is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″high. You can view it online here: https://amyguidry.com/sentience.html and view more “butterfly eyes” paintings from the series here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.
Revealing my two paintings for the upcoming Coaster Show 2017 at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, California. The coyote piece is titled Vitae, which is Latin for life. It is an acrylic on cardstock, 4″ tondo. The skull painting is titled Elucido, which is Latin for enlighten. It is also an acrylic on cardstock, 4″ tondo. Both will be on display as part of the exhibition opening September 1st (gallery reception that evening from 8-11pm). The exhibit runs September 1st through October 1st, 2017. Check out the online preview here: http://laluzdejesus.com/the-5th-annual-coaster-show-harold-fox/#more-21998.
Progress shot of my painting for the upcoming Coaster Show 2017 at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles. Now that I can officially announce it, this will be one of the pieces I have in the exhibit. It is an acrylic on cardstock, 4″ tondo. The show opens September 1st with a gallery reception from 8-11pm.
A few photos of my current painting in progress. I had started this painting just a few days before Grizzly bears were removed from Endangered Species status. Sad, but fitting. 700 bears in the wild is not a high number, especially if there is a major disaster, and to ensure no genetic mutations occur due to inbreeding. Our priorities need to change. So it’s fitting that I happened to choose a Grizzly as my subject for this piece. We are steadily creating desert landscapes full of our garbage- in this case, a junkyard of cars- as we clear out the natural habitat of so many species, many endangered. I used flowers growing out of the bear’s back as a reference to our connection to nature; this lone patch of flowers mirroring the small, shrinking natural landscape.
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.