Revealing my latest painting Omen. The sketch for this started in 2017 and I opted to do an entirely different painting. I revisited it and made a few changes. Fun fact: polar bears can’t climb trees. They lost that trait since they evolved in the Arctic where there are no trees. Omen is an acrylic on canvas, 12″ wide by 6″ high, and you can view it online here: https://amyguidry.com/omen.html.
Happy to share my new painting Relic featuring a chambered nautilus, a type of mollusk and distant relative of squid, octopi, and cuttlefish. The nautilus is known as a living fossil as similar animals existed over 500 million years ago, long before dinosaurs. The bubbles (or stars) in this piece are open to interpretation. It’s up to you whether they are bubbles in the sea or stars in the sky. Relic is an acrylic on canvas, 4” wide by 4” high, and you can view it on my website here: https://amyguidry.com/relic.html.
Finished this small painting for a collector recently. The title is Venerable and it is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high. Did you know that sharks are older than trees? Sharks have been in existence for 400 million years, surviving 4 global mass extinctions. The earliest species of what we would classify as a tree existed 350 million years ago. Given the negative association with sharks, I wanted to create a painting that emphasized their importance in the balance of nature. It’s when things are out of balance that we have problems. The recent upsurge in shark attacks is actually linked to climate change. As waters are becoming warmer, they become more hospitable to larger, more diverse shark populations, and allow for sharks to move into areas that were previously “shark-free.” This is just one reason why it is imperative that we make responsible choices and shrink our carbon footprint now rather than later.
Happy to reveal my finished painting Balance. This piece was created for Cactus Gallery’s upcoming Magic Oceans, Sacred Rivers exhibition which focuses on ocean life and their welfare. Coral and polar bears come from disparate environments, but both are ecologically connected and affected by our actions. This piece is an acrylic on canvas, 5″ wide by 5″ high. The exhibition opens June 8th, 5pm at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles.
Happy to say that my painting On the Rise is in the current issue of Tulane University’s literary arts journal The Tulane Review. On the Rise is an acrylic on canvas, 10″ wide by 20″ high. You can view the painting on my website at this direct link: https://amyguidry.com/on-the-rise.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.
Sometimes I receive installation images from people after they’ve hung my work in their home. It’s always nice to see my work again and how it looks in its new space, plus if it’s been included in groupings of work by other artists, that’s always nice to see. So these are a few shots featuring paintings from my In Our Veins series and Beneath the Surface series.
A few photos of my current painting in progress. I have not decided on a title yet, but can say that it is an acrylic on canvas, 10″ wide by 20″ high. These are a few shots of the beginning stages taking it from a sketch on paper to the first few layers of paint, focusing on the sky.