Amy is a painter and printmaker, her works are about feeling, sensation, history and memory of a space. Interested in ideas around psychogeography and wandering, thinking meditatively within an environment. She is often drawn by intuition and not having a predetermined destination or path to follow. Visually the colours and forms in her work digress from reality, romancing her surroundings or abstracting them to form an imagined space. Amy feels painting can create this physical illusory space, which slows down and allows an escape from the pace and necessities of everyday life, feels like getting back to a more natural self.
She is interested in subtle signs of human presence upon the landscape, and the stories either imagined or real, myth or reality. An ephemeral beauty of what used to be, how rapidly time can pass and how brief your existence and footstep in any given place is. Serendipidous feelings resonate within creating the works, forming the connection between happening upon spaces or natural formations and reflecting it into paint.
Her paintings are formed from strong textures and marks, created with oil paints and palette knives, scratching into the surface to bring her ideas into being. Her work documents the countless possibilities about a given place, natural and cultural, mythical and real. The subtleties of personal experience, sensations, meditations and awareness of a place, and its constituent histories are expressed.
Leeds Arts University BA (Hons) Fine Art 2015-2018
Free Range, The Truman Brewery, London - 2018
‘Syzygy’, Leeds Arts University, Leeds - 2018
‘Duty Free’, Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds - 2018
‘Movement‘ Left Bank Leeds – July 2017
‘Why Tho?‘ Lower Brunswick Court, Leeds – March 2017
'Independent' Headingley Heart Enterprise, 2016
‘CMYK‘ East Street Arts, Leeds – March 2016
The Tetley Centre for Contemporary Art and Learning:
‘Print and Play’
'Indian architectural collage'