There’s More to Hot Springs Than Just Water

Downtown Historic Malco Theater, Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR

I just returned from a recent trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas which was host to the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. I saw a great film about the Low Brow art scene called “New Brow: Contemporary Underground Art,” directed by Tanem Davidson. And though I didn’t see it at the festival, I did buy a DVD of “Automorphosis,” directed by Harrod Blank. Several “art cars” were driving about through the city (as you can see from my photos) as part of the promotion of “Automorphosis.”

(Obviously inspired by Piet Mondrian) Art Car promoting "Automorphosis"

I was also fortunate enough to run into legendary artist Ron English. Of course I can’t just publish his art on here, but you can check it out on his website. Mr. English was also in attendance at the film festival. I had a chance to talk with him about the Low Brow art movement and some of the questions that “New Brow” raised. For instance, the dichotomy of low brow vs. high brow art and its role in blue chip galleries. As Mr. English pointed out, what is called “Low Brow” today has much evolved from the original Low Brow artists, and has gained popularity among top collectors. All in all, I think that aside from collectors, it’s the artists that champion the work. Galleries may see a distinction between what is considered high brow or low brow art, but its the artists that generate the excitement over the work and add to its credibility.

For more information about the film festival, visit The festival ended as of October 25th, but you can still read more about the films. And if you’d like to know more about my own artwork, visit

Yellow Submarine- The Beatles art car

Finally Getting Around to This

"Sadie" by Amy Guidry; portrait commission

A little while back I had posted my painting of “Maggie,” a portrait commission I had finished. I had yet to paint Maggie’s sister, Sadie, since we (the clients and I) were still deciding on photos. And another portrait commission had popped up in-between.  Sooo, I’ve finally finished “Sadie!” This little girl has the most amazing eyes. The photo here does not do the painting justice, but trust me, those kid’s eyes are out of this world. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, but both Sadie and Maggie have pink jackets on in their paintings. Or maybe it’s just that I gravitated towards pink and chose those?? Anyway, I will get both paintings on my website soon. So check back later!


From the Alice in Wonderland series. Copyright Amy Guidry 2009

Well, it’s sold! I sold the last remaining painting from my Alice in Wonderland series, “The Search for the White Rabbit.” This was the largest of the series at 12″ x 12″ and featured Alice with the White Rabbit as well as a bunch of imposters. This was also entirely acrylic on canvas whereas the smaller pieces in the series were acrylic and ink on canvas. It was fun while it lasted, but I am working on a whole new body of work. It’s rather time-consuming (and as we all know, I don’t have much to spare as it is), but I’m very excited to about this work. And I’ll be posting it, too. Soon! In the meantime, you can view more of my work at