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The Studio 21 | Jan




After what seemed like a never-ending process of moving back into our house after a renovation, we are finally settled in and I can now get back to work in my new attic studio! I am beyond blessed to be set up with a dream studio in my home, which will hopefully make it easier to juggle work and being a mom! We'll see... 10.5 weeks to go!

North skylight windows illuminate my painting space with great diffused lighting. In the early mornings, however, I am greeted by this lovely warm direct light. - Amy


Sneak peek – Amy Lind’s solo 01 | Apr




May is coming up quickly, and it’s exciting to see the fruits of my labor start coming together. Here is a finished piece for my “Flora” solo show in May at RLS. This painting is overflowing with vibrant colors and alive with vivid light, and let me tell you it was such a joy to paint! Hope that is evident when looking at it. 😉

Bittersweet
45” x 28.5”
Oil on Panel


close up details:




The Happiest of Mothers Days 16 | May

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A son surprised his mother by commissioning Amy Lind to create this amazing painting based on an old black and white family photo of her and her mother. There were a lot of happy tears. Enjoy!

Amy Lind new work at RLS! 03 | May

I am so excited to be sending new work over to RLS!  I could tell you why I'm especially fond of these two pieces, but this time I'll let the paintings do the talking...

 Sheer Elegance 24" x 20" Oil on Panel

 Allure 14" x 24" Oil on Panel

 DETAIL of Allure

Check out larger images, prices, and my other available paintings here.

 

Amy Lind Honorable Mention & Finalist in Art Renewal Center 2012-2013 Salon! 01 | May

I just received news that my paintings have been chosen for the prestigious Art Renewal Center (ARC) 2012-2013 Salon (for the third year in a row)! My painting, Homecoming, has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the Figurative Category, and two of my paintings have been chosen as Finalists in the Figurative Category! Homecoming and Sentiment were created for my most recent show "Nuance" at Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, SC - Both paintings are sold, but you can view other paintings from the show and more available work on the gallery's website here. Congrats to all the deserving winners and finalists - check them out here

ARC-2012-2013-awards

Amy Lind’s Evolution pieces 28 | Feb

I often paint people who are dear friends, but for the upcoming group show, Evolution, I have drawn a subject very close to me - my father.  Here are my interpretations of him in 1992 and now in 2013:

childhood drawing:
The Artist's Father, 1992, Amy Lind - Age 8 (February 6, 1992)
Graphite
11" x 8.5"
 
recent drawing:
The Artist's Father, 2013, Amy Lind - Age 29 (February 6, 2013)
Charcoal
14.5" x 14.5"
 
 
The evolution of my artistic ability so far as well as the inevitable evolution of life can be seen in the juxtaposition of two drawings I have done of my father - one when I was eight years old and one at my current age of 29.
 
My childhood drawing describes the form in simple terms, whereas the addition of elements such as light play a big role in my current work.  My artistic journey during the 21 years in between these two drawings has gone from simple definition of form, to hyperrealistic, and then back towards a more simplified approach combining elements of both styles.  At one point, I was preoccupied with fully rendering every inch of my picture plane as "accurately" and "realistically" as possible, thinking that including every precise detail was the best way to portray my subjects.  However, I have since intentionally moved away from that mindset into what I feel is a more sophisticated way of depicting my subjects.  One that allows for more expression, and one in which I use a variety of marks and techniques such as sharpening and softening edges to selectively focus the viewers attention.  Besides, the phenomenon of visual recognition, in which our brain can fill in the gaps and immediately recognize something with just a few basic shapes, is evident in my first drawing.  Specifically, the human mind is so in tune with the human figure that it is not necessary to depict every last detail.
 
Perhaps more fascinating than the maturing of my drawing skills as seen through these drawings, is the apparent aging of my father.  In the first drawing he was 41 years old and he is now 62.  At 41, I was compelled to capture the contrasting shapes of his black hair and smooth skin.  My dad still has the same overall profile, but his hairline has moved a bit further back exposing more of his forehead now.  The details of his aging skin have become an area of interest.  His beard has since changed from black to mostly white.  In both of these drawings, however, my eye first goes to his eye.  And in it you can still see his same, beautiful soul.
 
Hope you get a kick out of my highlighter/red pen signature in my childhood drawing!  😉  Look forward to seeing you at the show opening tomorrow!  - Amy Lind

Amy Lind recent press – “Southwest Art” studio feature & Portrait Society of America article 15 | Oct


I am anxiously awaiting the preview that American Art Collector is doing of the upcoming three-women show "Nuance" in their November issue...  In the meantime, I just got these exciting things in the mail!

Southwest Art magazine has a feature on my studio in their November issue
&
I have written an article for the most current issue (no. 55) of the Journal of the Portrait Society of America


Here is the spread in Southwest Art with a Q&A.
Check back on this blog as I'll be posting more photos from my studio, shot by the amazing photographer Adam Kheul.


Below is a glimpse of the first article I authored as part of the Cecilia Beaux Forum's Literature Committee, published in the Journal of the Portrait Society of America It is about Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau (William-Adolphe Bouguerea's wife).  Being invited into the Literature Committee was a huge honor, and I look forward to continued research and writing about women artists.


 See!  "By Amy Lind" !!!  😉





Amy Lind – some finished pieces… 12 | Oct

Here are the paintings that I have completed so far for the November three-women-show "Nuance" featuring new work by Ali Cavanaugh, Mia Bergeron and me.  I can't wait to see this show come together in just a few short weeks!


30" x 30" oil on linen



24" x 24" oil on linen



30" x 30" oil on linen



30" x 20" oil on linen

Amy Lind – work in progress 12 | Oct

I'm hoping to finish the bottom left painting today! (30" x 20" oil on linen)


Sneak Peek of Amy Lind’s new work 27 | Sep

I've been cooped up in my studio for some time now focusing on new paintings for "Nuance" the three-women-show in November at RLS featuring new work by Ali Cavanaugh, Mia Bergeron and me.  I am beyond excited to see the work come together in just over a month!

As soon as I finish my last few pieces for the show, I will post all of the images - I can't wait to share them with you!  🙂  Until then, here is a (poor quality iPhone in-progress) sneak peek of this one currently on my easel...


30" x 20" oil on linen (in-progress)

Hope you enjoy!
-Amy

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