Happy to share my new painting Nocturnal Beauty. It features a melanistic barn owl which are extremely rare (only 1 in 100,000). In the UK, there are only 3 known black barn owls, all of which live in sanctuaries. Nocturnal Beauty is an acrylic on canvas, 10″ wide by 10″ high, and you can view it on my website here: https://amyguidry.com/nocturnal-beauty.html.
Close-up (cropped view) of a not quite finished yet owl face currently in progress. This painting is an acrylic on canvas, total size 10″ wide by 10″ high. More details soon. If you’d like to know as soon as this piece is finished, sign up for my newsletter at https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.
Revealing my latest painting Revere. This piece was created for Gristle Art Gallery’s Birds of Paradise exhibition. Revere features a female red-tailed black cockatoo which have yellow spots (males are solid black) so I took the liberty of painting them metallic gold. The angled second photo shows the metallic sheen a bit more. Big thanks to whomever brought this one home! Revere is an acrylic on canvas, 5″ wide by 5″ high.
Revealing my new painting Intricate, created for Gristle Art Gallery’s “After Dark” exhibition. This group exhibition features nocturnal animal themed works. Intricate is an acrylic on canvas, 5″ wide by 5″ high. It is currently on view at Gristle Art Gallery in Brooklyn, New York now through March 9th. View Intricate on my website and purchase via Gristle Art Gallery here: https://amyguidry.com/intricate.html.
My small painting Sight has just found a new home. This was the first time I’ve painted a barn owl, and I was very happy with the results. I especially enjoyed painting the contrast of the dark eyes against the white feathers. The human eye on his forehead refers to our connection with all of nature. This piece is part of a larger series titled In Our Veins, which you can view online here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.
Happy to announce my new work for the new year. Just finished Sight, an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high. It’s the latest addition to my In Our Veins series. Also announcing Reflection, though technically not a 2018 painting, I just recently framed it in an antique frame painted black. Reflection is an acrylic on cardstock, and is 4 1/2″ wide by 5 5/8″ high framed (image size is 4″ tondo). Both of these paintings are currently available, $100 each. Direct inquiries to me here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.
Making some strides on a new small painting. This will be the latest painting in my In Our Veins series. Currently working on the details to the owl, and already roughed in the first layer of paint. It is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high. The finished piece will be revealed soon! If you would like to be notified when it is available, sign up for my newsletter here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.
These are a few photos from opening night for the “Face to Face” exhibition at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans. Artists represented by the gallery as well as a few new artists have created their own interpretation of portraiture, ranging from the traditional to the abstract. The show is up now through July 29th, so there’s still time to see the exhibit.
I’ve just finished both paintings previously featured while in progress. Pervasive and Sentiencewill both be on exhibit for the opening at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans tomorrow (June 3, 2017). Pervasive has been a long time in the making. I’m sometimes asked if living in Louisiana affects my work. Given that my work deals with the welfare of our planet, many of the issues that Louisiana faces (habitat loss, flooding, BP oil spill, hurricanes) are something that I cover but on more of a global scale. Pervasive is one of the most direct pieces I’ve done, focusing on the conservation of Louisiana wildlife and wetlands. The BP oil spill not only affected the wildlife of Louisiana, but it continues to affect the wildlife of rest of the world to this day as bird and sea animals continue to migrate. It may be asking a lot of a painting, but I hope that it has a big impact.
Sentience was specifically created for the “Face to Face” exhibit opening at LeMieux Galleries. The exhibit features a range of interpretations of portraiture. In Sentience, the butterflies represent the beauty and fragility of life, while the third eye represents enlightenment. The eye is a human eye, referring to the fact that we are all members of the animal kingdom, and can see a bit of ourselves in the personalities of other animals. Sentience is an acrylic on canvas, 6″wide by 6″high.
Both paintings will be on view tomorrow, June 3rd for the opening reception from 6-8pm. The exhibit will remain up through July 29th, 2017.
I’ve made some more progress on my latest painting. I’m in the home stretch on this one. At 10″ wide by 20″ high, this is a large size given all the detail work (and that yet to be done!). It’s coming along slowly but surely. This is a close-up of one of the pelicans I recently finished. I’ll be revealing the entire finished piece soon.