Due to shelter at home orders, I have a couple of online-only exhibitions going on at the moment. These three paintings have found new homes: Woven and Intricate are both part of LeMieux Galleries’ Petite LeMieux exhibition, and Arise is part of Krause Gallery’s charity art exhibition benefiting Meals on Wheels.
Revealing my latest painting Revere. This piece was created for Gristle Art Gallery’s Birds of Paradise exhibition. Revere features a female red-tailed black cockatoo which have yellow spots (males are solid black) so I took the liberty of painting them metallic gold. The angled second photo shows the metallic sheen a bit more. Big thanks to whomever brought this one home! Revere is an acrylic on canvas, 5″ wide by 5″ high.
One of my little bunny paintings is finished and now online. This painting is titled Praesidio, which is Latin for protection. Praesidio is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high. This piece has a new home already, but if you would like to stay informed of new paintings in progress, sign up for my monthly newsletter on my website here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.
Sharing my latest finished painting Fragile. It should be noted that artistic liberties were taken with this piece as (aside from the obvious abdomen) this spider doesn’t actually exist. I came up with her after looking at several references. The decorative porcelain abdomen serves to highlight the beauty and fragility of these small creatures which have an important role in our ecosystem. This piece is an acrylic on canvas, 5″ wide by 5″ high. You can view Fragile on my website here: https://amyguidry.com/fragile.html.
Revealing my finished painting for WOW x WOW’s Monuments of the Psyche exhibition. The title is Entwine and it is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high, 80 GBP (converts to roughly $100). Entwine is currently available through the online exhibition going on now through November 29th. And since the show is online, this piece will be shipped to you straight away before the exhibit ends. View the show online here: https://wowxwow.com/product-category/monuments-of-the-psyche.
A collector kindly sent me these home installation views of my paintings. I love the arrangement of these pieces with personal photos and other art. Integrate and Regrowth are paired together and Efflorescence is centered between a photograph and a wall sculpture.
Revealing my latest finished painting Coalescence. This piece features an emperor gum moth and Eurasian lynx (one of four species of lynx cats). They were nearly driven to extinction in Switzerland but were reintroduced so the population is small but stable. They are still critically endangered in other areas, though. The connection of the leaves, moth, and lynx represent the connection of all flora and fauna. Acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high. You can view the painting on my website here: https://amyguidry.com/coalescence.html .
My painting Transcendental has found a new home. This piece was created as part of Modern Eden Gallery’s Familiar: The Spirit Animal in Contemporary Art exhibition. This piece utilized “butterfly eyes” as several other paintings and has a nearly monochromatic theme. It is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high. You can view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/transcendental.html .
Finished this small painting for a collector recently. The title is Venerable and it is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high. Did you know that sharks are older than trees? Sharks have been in existence for 400 million years, surviving 4 global mass extinctions. The earliest species of what we would classify as a tree existed 350 million years ago. Given the negative association with sharks, I wanted to create a painting that emphasized their importance in the balance of nature. It’s when things are out of balance that we have problems. The recent upsurge in shark attacks is actually linked to climate change. As waters are becoming warmer, they become more hospitable to larger, more diverse shark populations, and allow for sharks to move into areas that were previously “shark-free.” This is just one reason why it is imperative that we make responsible choices and shrink our carbon footprint now rather than later.
Happy to reveal my finished painting Balance. This piece was created for Cactus Gallery’s upcoming Magic Oceans, Sacred Rivers exhibition which focuses on ocean life and their welfare. Coral and polar bears come from disparate environments, but both are ecologically connected and affected by our actions. This piece is an acrylic on canvas, 5″ wide by 5″ high. The exhibition opens June 8th, 5pm at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles.