Featured Artist: Amy Williams!

Forsythia and Dandelions by Amy Willams 12x12 Oil

Forsythia and Dandelions by Amy Willams 12×12″Oil

Amy Williams. Fabulous artist, wonderful person (that is so important to me… to like the artist!)- the kind of person you like to be around. One of her favorite spots to paint is Monhegan, Maine as well as other areas of Maine. She captures the light and the essence of a scene, much like you’re there. Her subjects vary, I love this Forsythia and Dandelions. I happen to think dandelions are happy little flowers, a pest to some, they add a bright bit of color. The forsythia in this painting is the star, I love the light!

Silver Lining by Amy Williams 12x12 Oil

Silver Lining by Amy Williams 12×12 Oil

Oh. My! How I love this painting! I am always looking up to the sky, it’s so beautiful, always changing and much more relaxing to watch than TV. Amy has added wonderful swirls of color, I am especially loving the gray on the right hand side and yellow/white bits next to it – a standout painting, especially with the bright white to crisp it up.

These two paintings are at Northlight Gallery in Kennebunkport, Maine. Something tells me that they won’t be there long! Be sure to check out Amy’s website!

Read a bit about Amy, from her website:

Brief Biography

Amy Williams has drawn and painted her whole life but she began taking formal art classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Art in 2000 after moving to Boston to take a position as Trustee Professor in Computer Science and Accounting at Bentley University. Over the next few years, in addition to taking SMFA and other museum school classes, she studied with Dennis Sheehan, Diane Rath and Casey Baugh and took workshops with Charles Sovek and Colin Page. In 2009, Amy gave up tenure and negotiated a contract to work half a year for three years so she could study intensively at the Art Student’s League of NY. She studied with Nelson Shanks, Burt Silverman, Ray Kinstler, Dan Thompson, Costa Vavagiakis, and Tom Torak and was invited to be Burt Silverman’s assistant in three workshops. She also frequently went to life drawing classes at Spring Street Studio in Soho. Upon leaving Bentley in December 2012, the university gave her a solo show in the McGladrey Gallery. In January 2013 she became a full time New Yorker. accepting an offer to serve as Director of Cyber Initiatives for the NY Citizens Crime Commission while taking classes and painting when she could. For years Amy really enjoyed helping others with their cyber security issues and painting in the evenings and on weekends but it became clearer with each day that all she wanted to do was paint.  So for that reason plus a few others, in September 2014 she and her husband Kevin Beers sold their apartment in Brooklyn NY and moved to Maine. Amy and Kevin initially met in Maine and spent summers painting together on Monhegan so this move was inevitable. Today they are both currently, happily, working as fine art painters from the renovated barn attached to their beautiful old Greek Revival house in Thomaston.

Amy Williams Artist Statement

Amy loves to paint portraits of natural elements in the landscape as well as portraits of people and is particularly drawn to delicate or vulnerable subject matter. She also loves to crop paintings so that the attention is focused on something unexpected, for example a reflection of an object rather than the object itself or the shrub with the house as accessory instead of vice versa. However she paints anything and everything that visually excites her and is currently having a serious love affair with marshes and tidal areas along the coast of Maine. Painting brings Amy joy and she hopes those good vibrations are somehow transferred to the viewers of her work. Continue reading HERE

All images via AmyWilliamsArt.com, used with permission…

Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.

Catch you back here tomorrow!


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