Another sneak preview close-up of my latest painting. The title is Regrowth and the total size is 6? wide by 6? high. I can’t reveal too much online before the exhibition, but those on my newsletter list got a special preview of the entire painting in progress. If you would like to see it as well, sign up here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html and click the newsletter icon.
Sneak preview close-up of a new painting I have in progress. Currently working on the hair and nose at the moment. The total size is 6″ wide by 6″ high. This piece is being specifically created for an upcoming exhibition. I can’t reveal too much online before the show, but those on my newsletter list got a special preview of the entire painting in progress. If you would like to see it as well, sign up here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html and click the newsletter icon.
Sharing a couple of progress photos of a new painting for Gristle Art Gallery’s upcoming “Killing Jar” exhibition. This insect-themed group exhibit opens October 20th at Gristle Art Gallery in New York. I can’t reveal the finished painting yet, but these are some sneak previews of my piece while it was in progress. The title is Delicate, which refers to the delicate beauty of the stag beetle. It is an acrylic on canvas, 5″ wide by 5″ high. The finished piece will be revealed soon. In the meantime, you can view more work from this series here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.
I’m taking a break from my rainforest painting and currently working on another new painting for the upcoming “The Revival” exhibition at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles. This show explores life, death, rebirth and growth represented with natural imagery. This is a close-up of the cheetah’s face and hair which I am currently “building” (seems like the best way to phrase it given the multiple layers of paint leading up to more and more refined line work). This piece is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high. The exhibit will open September 8th at Cactus Gallery.
A few photos of my current painting in progress. Focusing on the rainforest for this one, specifically the Amazon and its flora and fauna. Also wanted to work on a larger piece, so this one is 20″ wide by 20″ high. It’s heavily detailed courtesy of all the leaves and tree branches. Not to mention full of white-faced capuchin monkeys! The sketch on paper maps everything out before I transferred it to canvas. The painting itself is an acrylic on canvas. I’m still working on the rainforest background at the moment, and the blue morpho butterflies. Butterflies may be small, but they are hugely symbolic in my work.
I was recently invited to create a piece for the upcoming “Ho’olaule’a” exhibition opening at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibit celebrates endangered species (Ho’olaule’a is Hawaiian for celebration), and I chose to paint the Ethiopian wolf. Ethiopian wolves are the only wolf found in Africa. They are the rarest species of dog in the world and the rarest carnivore in Africa. There are less than 450 left in the wild. They live in close-knit packs of 3-13 adults, but unusually for wolves, they hunt alone. One of their biggest threats comes from habitat loss due to agriculture.
The title of my painting is Hope and it is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 6″ high. The human third eye refers to our connection with nature: the we see ourselves in animals as well as seeing the world through their eyes. The rainbow is a symbol of hope, hence the title, and serves to inspire us all to keep working towards a better future for all of nature.
The “Ho’olaule’a” exhibition opens this Saturday, May 12th, 6-9pm and will remain up through June 2nd. More details here: https://cactusgalleryla.com/. For pre-sales, contact Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently working on a new painting for WOW x WOW’s upcoming online exhibition, “Super Reverie.” I decided to paint an ocelot for this one. When I was a child, I was such a fan of ocelots and big cats that I could identify them solely by the markings on their fur. While the overall ocelot population is currently considered stable, there are only 30 left in the United States in southeast Texas. They used to be found east in Arkansas and Louisiana, as well as throughout Texas and in Mexico. Now they are found only in extreme southern Texas, northeastern Mexico, in addition to Central and South America. Hunting and habitat loss are their biggest threats, which is why a border wall could hinder their roaming for food and breeding.
These are progress photos of the beginning layers of paint as well as much more development of detail to the hair and eyes. The painting is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high. Sign up for my newsletter if you’d like to know when the finished piece goes online: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.
My painting Interconnect is featured in the May 2018 issue of Vie Magazine. It is part of their Introspections page and is a teaser to a larger article to be featured in their Animal issue coming out in August. Look for Interconnect in the Couture issue out now. And if you’re in New York, you can see Interconnect in person at Gristle Art Gallery now through May 5th.
The latest painting in my In Our Veins series is now online. The title is Invasive Species and it is an acrylic on canvas, 20” wide by 10” high. There is no shortage of fast food establishments: they are everywhere, all over the world, sometimes multiples on the same block. While these businesses are taking over natural habitat, there are an inordinate number of species going extinct or listed as endangered everyday. The dodo bird is the unfortunate mascot of extinction, which is why I chose him to be the subject of this painting. There are more McDonald’s in the world than there are endangered species. The fact that dodos were literally eaten to extinction by Dutch explorers adds another layer of symbolism. While we have an overabundance of fast food places, many species such as the right whale and polar bear are dying off due to a lack of food. This painting serves as not only a reminder of the plight of the dodo but also for the prioritization of endangered species and natural habitat. You can view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/invasive-species.html.