Amy Guidry

Wisdom – New Realm series, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 in.

Acceptance – New Realm series, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 in.

Everything’s Coming Up Roses – Beneath The Surface series, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 in.

Sequence – In Our Veins series, acrylic on canvas, 6 x 12 in.

Symbiotic – In Our Veins series, acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14 in.

Adaptation – New Realm series, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 in.

Awakening – New Realm series, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 24 in.

Artist Statement

Ever since I was a child, I knew I wanted to be an artist for a living. I loved to draw for hours on end. I created countless drawings, plowing through an entire package of paper in a week or two. I created visual stories through my art. Even though I couldn’t yet write, I was still telling stories through pictures. It was my means to communication, as well as my enjoyment. As I became older, I tried different media, moving from crayons to pastels, paint, ink. In college, my courses involved not only drawing and painting, but also printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, illustration, and photography.

I’ve been an artist all my life, but it wasn’t until well after college, that I became a professional artist. I continued my education on my own, learning anything and everything I could about running a small business and marketing my work. I built up a body of work, continually striving to challenge myself both technically and conceptually. I set out to exhibit my artwork and was accepted into a show at one of the first galleries I applied to. After that I began to reach for more- locally, regionally, and nationally. Steadily I grew my business, going from zero to sixty in just a few years. I am now a full-time artist, and I continue to push and challenge myself, looking for anything to improve upon.

My art is still my means to communication and my enjoyment. I have a much larger audience now, thus broadening my reach. I enjoy creating but even more so, I hope to inspire, enlighten, amuse, brighten, and bring forth positive change. Whether it’s on a gallery wall or a living room wall, I strive to reach one person at a time and tell my stories.

Amy Guidry’s Website

Amy Guidry at Woman Made Gallery now through April 26 2012

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