Amy is an abstract landscape oil and mixed-media artist, living and creating from her home studio in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
She graduated summa cum laude from Concordia College Moorhead, Minnesota in 2004, with a BFA in Fine Art and Communication.
Amy began her professional career as a graphic designer and photographer, and then later transitioned into a successful business owner offering creative design, marketing, illustration and photography. Fine art was never far from her mind and so after the birth of her two children she decided to pursue her dream to be a full time fine artist.
She spends her days creating art that brings her joy and pride because each piece is an authentic representation of what is deeply planted in her heart.
My paintings are abstractions of the natural occurring splendor of the world around us. Rather than attempt to replicate what I see, I paint my personal emotional responses to the light and color with the intention to inspire quiet moments of appreciation and reflection.
When I begin a piece, I don’t know what it will look like in the end. I love to paint intuitively, allowing one brush stroke to inform the other. The challenge is to get out of my own way and resist the temptation to over-analyze and instead let the piece reveal itself organically.
This process of letting go control, while painting, has become a powerful meditation that greatly benefits all areas of my life. I have found the more I am able to allow the creativity to flow unhindered the more expressive the painting and the more satisfied I feel after creating the piece.
My goal, conceptually, is to create paintings that are visually stimulating while reveling in ambiguity, invoking personal emotional reactions for the viewer.