New Work

“Vestige” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 12″ x 12″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

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.

Vestige is an acrylic on canvas, 12″ wide by 12″ high.  You can view it online here: https://amyguidry.com/vestige.html.


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Prints Coming

“The Wild West” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 24″w x 30″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

Prints of The Wild West will soon be available!  This is only the second painting to be available in print form.  This will be a limited edition run of 50 Giclées, hand signed and numbered, 11″ wide by 14″ high on acid-free, 100% cotton, archival 230 gsm paper, $50 each.  The prints will be available next week, so if you want to be notified before they are announced online, contact me to get on the list: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.


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Sneak Preview / Upcoming Exhibit

“Transcendental” (detail) by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

This is a little sneak preview (closeup) of my painting recently created for an upcoming exhibit.  I’m happy to share that my painting will be featured as part of “Familiar: The Spirit Animal in Contemporary Art” at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, California.  The exhibit opens Friday, November 3rd with a gallery reception from 6-9pm.  The exhibit will remain up through December 1st, 2017.  I’ll be sharing the finished painting in its entirety soon.


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In Progress

Painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 12″ x 12″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

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.


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Good Mourning Tis of Thee

“The Pack” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

My painting The Pack will be on view starting tomorrow in Austin, Texas.  It was selected to be a part of “Good Mourning Tis of Thee,” a conceptual group exhibition curated by Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Sean Gaulager.  Funded by a generous grant from the city of Austin and the Cultural Arts Division, this exhibit will cover such themes as death and transformation, in which death is a catalyst for positive change.  The show runs October 13th through November 2nd, 2017 at Co-Lab Projects’ DEMO Gallery in Austin, TX.  There will be an opening reception tomorrow, October 13th from 7-11pm.

Good Mourning Tis of Thee, Co-Lab Projects’ DEMO Gallery, October 13- November 2, 2017

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In Progress

Painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 12″ x 12″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

After working on a few other projects for upcoming shows, I finally have a chance to get back to my grizzly bear painting.  And I’m at the point where I can work on the face, which is when it really comes to life.  The subject becomes more real to me once I paint the eyes.  Even if I don’t know the subject, it’s when I paint the eyes that they come to life.  They take on a personality.  It’s exciting for me as an artist to witness that transformation.

This painting is an acrylic on canvas, 12″ by 12.”  I’ll be posting the finished piece soon.  In the meantime, you can check out the rest of the In Our Veins series here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.


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New Painting

“Cohaereo” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

Just finished this small painting from my In Our Veins series.  Cohaereo, which is Latin for connected, is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ by 4.”  The rabbit wears a collar of roses atop an exposed heart.  The heart on the outside of the body serves as a reminder of our shared biology with all of life.  The butterflies are a metaphor for life in that both are beautiful, fragile, and ephemeral.  You can view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/Cohaereo.html.


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In Progress

Painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

Working on a few paintings at the moment- this small painting is currently in progress.  I’ll be revealing the finished piece in my upcoming newsletter next week. (Sign up here for the first look at the finished painting.)  This tiny bunny wears a collar of roses atop a giant heart.  The butterflies represent life- both are beautiful, fragile, and ephemeral.  It is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high.


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In Progress

Painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

A little preview of something I’m working on for an upcoming exhibit.  The theme deals with animal spirits, which I was all set to paint a bear for this one and then had a strong inclination to paint a lion at the last minute (because I’m a Leo??).  I also felt like I should go for a more monochromatic look- close to, at least.  This is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ by 6.”  I’ll be posting more info about the exhibit closer to time.  Until then, check out more of this series here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.


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New Work / Upcoming Exhibition

“Transformation” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; $500; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

In anticipation of the exhibition I have coming up, I’m sharing my finished painting, Transformation.  This piece was created for Wow X Wow’s second online exhibition, “Room of a Thousand Doors.”  It’s an acrylic on canvas, 6″ by 6.”  The exhibition opens this Friday, September 1st, 7PM BST through September 22, 2017.  In the meantime, view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/transformation.html.  Email sales(at)wowxwow(dot)com with any inquiries.


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