My painting Systems from the In Our Veins series has recently found a new home. It is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6.” I had posted a progress shot of this piece awhile back showing where I had left off with it. I put this one on hiatus for over 2 years before revisiting it and finally completing it. Sometimes it just takes a step back to suddenly see everything clearly. View the finished painting online here: www.amyguidry.com/systems.html.
I’ve recently finished another new painting in the In Our Veins series. It’s titled Tree of Life and it is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 6″ high. The idea for this one was from one of my earlier sketches, though I modified it a bit and added the moths. View the painting online here: www.amyguidry.com/tree-of-life.html.
I’ve added a new painting to my In Our Veins series, which also quickly found a new home after featuring it in my recent newsletter. Nurture is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ x 4.” Nurture comes from one of my original sketches for this series and was perfect for the smaller canvas size. I comb through my sketchbooks on a regular basis looking over ideas I’ve saved and reworking others. I’d say about 95% of the paintings I do come from sketches I’ve created well in advance since I typically work on one painting at a time, hence the need to save ideas in my sketchbook.
My New Realm series was recently featured on Artsy Forager. Editor Lesley Frenz writes “…There’s been talk of women’s rights, gender equality, etc. It seems as women, we still struggle against the fairy tales we grow up with versus the reality of living as a contemporary female. In her New Realm series, Louisiana artist Amy Guidry weaves a new kind of story, as surreal as any myth yet grounded in modern strength.” View online at this direct link: http://artsyforager.com/2012/12/17/amy-guidry/.
I’m a little behind in posting but my work was recently featured on Adondelaviste. Several paintings from my In Our Veins series are featured and as translated on the page, it states: “Her fascinating work introduces us to a surrealist and eclectic world, where the animal kingdom, nature and men interact in intriguing scenes.” View online at this direct link: http://adondelaviste.tumblr.com/post/38944655117/amy-guidry.
I’m excited to announce that my work has been selected for inclusion in the Studio
Montclair’s 16th Annual Exhibition ViewPoints 2013. The exhibit will be held at Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, in Newark, New Jersey. The juror is Helaine Posner, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase. The exhibit opens April 10th and will remain up through May 4th.
After a short holiday hiatus, I’m happy to be back and gearing up for 2013. I’ve been in overdrive as of late and looking forward to what is coming up for the New Year. Some recent news- two more paintings from my In Our Veins series have found a new home. Cohabit is an acrylic on canvas, 6″w x 12″h, and The Sum of Its Parts is also an acrylic on canvas, 11″w x 14″h. Both were recently in an exhibition at Gallery 549 which I will be posting photos from soon. These paintings as well as the entire In Our Veins series can be viewed here: www.amyguidry.com/sum-of-its-parts.html.
I recently posted a sneak peek in my newsletter of my current work in progress. Generations is an acrylic on canvas, 36″ wide by 18″ high. As seen below, I start off with a pencil sketch- all linear, no shading- and then add my initial layers of paint. I am currently adding more paint layers and adding detail work as I go. I’ll be posting the finished piece here but in the meantime, you can view this series of work here: www.amyguidry.com/wild_west.html.
Another painting from my In Our Veins series has found a new home. Succession is an acrylic on canvas, 6″w x 12″h. It was recently on display at Wally Workman Gallery in Austin. The human skull at the bottom leads up to larger animals and butterflies, illustrating how one life leads to a new life. View this painting and the rest of the series here: http://www.amyguidry.com/succession.html.