Happy to share my new painting Lumen which features a Calleta silkmoth. Most nocturnally active moths are attracted to light, a phenomenon known as positive phototaxis, but in Lumen, the light comes from the moth, as they represent life in my paintings. Lumen is an acrylic on canvas, 5″ wide by 5″ high, and available at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans as well as via their website: https://www.lemieuxgalleries.com/art/lumen-by-amy-guidry.
Excited to share my newly finished painting Tendril. This piece features an orchid mantis, something I’ve been wanting to paint for awhile. The orchid mantis is a rainforest-dwelling mantis of Southeast Asia and one of several pieces of flower mantises. Tendril is an acrylic on canvas, 5″ wide by 5″ high. You can view it online at: https://amyguidry.com/tendril.html.
I have a new small painting currently in the works. This is the original sketch before taking it to canvas. This piece will feature an orchid mantis- yet another species I’ve been really wanting to paint. The total size is 5″ wide by 5″ high. If you would like to know when the finished painting is online, you can sign up for my monthly newsletter which announces new works: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html. Just click on the newsletter icon.
I’m happy to reveal my painting Woven which was created for WOW x WOW’s MicroVisions 2 exhibition. Every plant, animal, and insect serves a role in the life cycle, together forming the delicate balance of nature. The human third eye in this piece refers to our connection to all of nature. The leaves extending from the eye, weaving around the privet hawk moth’s antennae, connect us to all flora and fauna. Woven is an acrylic on canvas, 5” wide by 5” high, available online here: https://amyguidry.com/woven.html. The exhibition is open now through May 24th, 2019.
Close-up view of my latest painting. This is a sneak preview before revealing the finished piece for an upcoming exhibition. The entire painting is 5″ wide by 5″ high and is an acrylic on canvas. If you’d like to know when this piece is online, sign up for my newsletter: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.
My new painting Integrate is now finished. This is the latest piece in my In Our Veins series. Integrate features an African serval with a similarly colored and patterned Resh cicada. The combination of the two with a human eye represents the connection of all of nature. Integrate is an acrylic on canvas, 6” wide by 6” high. You can view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/integrate.html.
I’m happy to reveal my finished painting Delicate. It is an acrylic on canvas, 5″ wide by 5″ high. This piece was created for Gristle Art Gallery’s insect-themed “Killing Jar” exhibition which is going on now through November 24th. Delicate features a stag beetle whose body is patterned in lace. Insects are often feared, but the lace body serves as a reminder to their diminutive size and delicate beauty. You can view the painting on my website here: https://amyguidry.com/delicate.html.
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.
After a short break, I did end up painting another 4″ x 4″ panel piece from my New Realm series. This one is “Butterflies” and features the red and black butterflies seen throughout the series. I kept the composition rather simple given the small size of the panel. These panels are great. I found them one day while getting art supplies. They’re so darn cute and very smooth. Works wonders when doing tiny detail work (which is rather often for me…) so I do like working with them. I do like canvas, too, though, so I won’t ever give that up.
You can also view more of my New Realm series, including large pieces (and I do mean large!) on my website www.AmyGuidry.com.