I’m honored to say that several of my paintings are featured in the current issue of Bat City Review. Issue 16 is available now and can be ordered via their website: http://www.batcityreview.org/store.
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 .
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).
If you missed the opening of “The Revival” at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles, there will be another event tomorrow. The gallery will be open for the 11th Frogtown Art Walk on Saturday, September 22nd from 4-10pm. It is a community festival that stretches 2 miles along the LA River. Numerous venues will host pop-up art exhibits, food selections, stages and performance spaces, all for free. 37 venues (Cactus Gallery, 3001 N. Coolidge Ave. LA CA 90039 is #29 on the map), 50+ artists, 3 stages with music, a “literary lounge”, an interactive light installation stretching ½ mile along the LA River, pedi-cabs, and more.
I’ve been painting a few big cats lately (I’ve been a fan since I was a little kid) and am happy to see some find new homes. Bestow and Interconnect have both gone to the West Coast- Seattle and Los Angeles. Both paintings are acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high.
I’m happy to reveal my new painting for Cactus Gallery’s The Revival exhibition. It’s titled Renew and is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high. The theme of the show deals with life, death, rebirth, and regrowth through natural imagery which is very much in line with my work. Renew is in keeping with my ongoing series, In Our Veins, which explores the connections of all life forms and the cycle of life. Each animal, and each plant, serves a role in the life cycle, together forming the delicate balance of nature. The human third eye in this piece refers to our connection to all of nature, while the vines refer to the cyclical process of sustenance, the transfer of energy, and renewal. You can view Renew on my website here: https://amyguidry.com/renew.html. For sales, contact the gallery director Sandra Mastroianni at email@example.com or 323-801-8669.
Making a lot of progress on my current painting for Cactus Gallery’s upcoming show. I was invited to create a piece for “The Revival,” an exhibition exploring life, death, rebirth and growth represented with natural imagery. I’m currently working on the little leaves in this piece. Will post the finished painting soon. If you’d like to be updated when it is finished, sign up for my newsletter here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html. “The Revival” opens September 8th at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles.
Very excited to reveal my new painting, Bestow, created for WOW x WOW’s upcoming online exhibition, “Super Reverie.” Bestow is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high. I’ve been fascinated by ocelots since a very young age. (And apparently Surrealist painter Salvador Dali is a fan.) As mentioned before, I knew all the big cats so well I could identify them solely by their patterning (without seeing their faces). I paired the ocelot and bees in this piece because of their similar colors and patterns. Because of bees, plants are pollinated and ultimately provide food systems for all animals. The bees surround the ocelot and adorn his head as if they are bestowing him with life. The human eye refers to our connection with all of nature. You can view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/bestow.html.
I’ve recently finished two new paintings in my In Our Veins series. These are part of the sub-series of small works within the series. The titles are Ethereal and Regeneration. Both are acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high. Both have sold but if you’d like to know when more will be available, you can get my monthly newsletter: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html (just click the newsletter icon).