About my Art
Scott Sjobakken said it best:
"The artist’s statement... Art is communication. That’s all it is. If you as an artist need to write an artist's statement to explain what your work is supposed to convey, you’ve failed. If you as a viewer require an artist's statement to appreciate a piece of art, it’s probably not for you. Be moved or move on. Does anybody need to know Michelangelo’s context/ intention/ inspiration/ justification/ whatever when he carved the Pieta? Should someone have asked Jimi Hendrix to write down an artist's statement to explain what he was trying to do with his guitar? How about Stanley Kubrick and his films? Maybe someone could have asked Steinbeck to draw pictures to explain his writing..."
You can read his blog here
If you see a piece you are interested in, click on it. It will bring up a larger image for you to view, in which case you will need to drop me a line to find out the availability of the piece. If you have ANY questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Some pieces on are in shows or on display but can still be purchased so, again, don't hesitate to contact me. Additionally, if you do not see what you're looking for, drop me a line. Commissions are available, depending on the subject matter and your requirements. We can discuss!
Early on an October morning in 1962, across the street from Disney Studios, St Joseph Medical Center in Burbank CA hosted the birth of me, Amy Monday. A Monday born on a Monday - the world was getting a perfectionist compelled to express her sensitivities.
An innate sense of life's tempo stirred my creativity and as soon as I was able to hold a pencil, I was driven to draw (anything, even if it was just doodling), my hand constantly moving as if to expel intensified energy. Resources were scarce and there was no opportunity for formal training, but the warrior uses the tool at hand.
I have lived in several states from the west coast to the east, Colombia SA, and have visited Mexico, Canada, Germany, and Austria. Through all of this, my passion for nature and its mysticism grew. I am drawn (no pun intended) to the seductive curves and entanglements of tree branches, leaves, vines, and winding waters, and to the balance and healing of the color green. I continue to express my fascination with the movement and flow, the synchrony or harmony if you will, of the universe. Mostly working in oil and watercolor, no medium is off limits.
Lured by the prospect of year-round greenery, I now call southwest Florida home. I work from my in-home studio in wooded North Port, combining my spirituality and creativity into unique expressions.