Author Archives: Amy

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Here There Be Dragons: Utilizing Pareidolia in My Art Process

Tweet What do you see in the clouds above? I see a giant moose. Or someone with a tiny head, sitting back on his heels while flexing his muscles. And a pyramid in the distance. […]

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The Eclipse Report from a Haunted Inn

Tweet A partial view of the recent solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 simply could not compare to full totality. This was truly an awe-inspiring event that photographs cannot do full justice. Jimmy and I […]

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New Work: How Does an Artist Know When a Piece is Finished?

Tweet Blue Moon Fire Spiral. A question that artists hear a lot is, “How do you know when you are finished with a piece?” My college painting professor had the best answer: “When he or […]

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How To Paint Like a Woman…

Tweet …(or Sculpt, or Photograph, or Perform, or….)   Have you seen The Object, that iconic surrealist sculpture in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York? This fur-covered cup, saucer, and […]

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That Time When Someone Told Me That I Paint Like a Man

Tweet During the reception for the 2013 exhibition in which I debuted the painting above, South Tawton Ceiling Boss: The Green Man (Simhasana — Lion’s Breath), I caught the eye of a visitor. She repeatedly […]

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Inspiration in Paradise: A Love Letter to Puerto Rico

Tweet In December, Jimmy and I took a much-needed vacation to a place where we can just relax and recharge our batteries ? Puerto Rico. This was our third trip to the island, so it […]

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Liberty Leading the People: Art Reflects History

Tweet As the world watched, there certainly seemed to be no room for a grey area reaction to this November?s US presidential election. It is no secret that this nation finds itself tremendously polarized, resulting […]

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Your First Look at Studio 111

Tweet Studio 111 is coming along! Between painting trim and windows, installing light fixtures, and handling other assorted prerequisites to set up my new creation space, settling in has been a slower process than I […]

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The Skies Have It

Tweet On October 2nd, we were very fortunate to attend a lecture by renowned surreal photographer Jerry Uelsmann at the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham, NC.1?Uelsmann delivered an insightful, sincere talk. His lecture was […]

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Amy and Jimmy’s Top Ten List of Haunted Places

Tweet The first edition of this post?first appeared as two feature articles in the October?2015 issue of my newsletter, Off the Easel. Decisions, decisions! Narrowing down our list of favorite haunted locations turned out to […]

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