A self-taught artist whose work is diverse in subject matter, technique, style and medium.  I create eclectic, texture-rich and color inspired paintings.

Artist Statement

As an Artist, I prefer using bold, bright colors when painting. I like to incorporate both blended sections as well as heavy texture throughout the piece. I use brushes, palette knives, and unusual utensils, such as rubber brushes for both paint and modeling paste when creating. Mixed media brings out my more creative side by utilizing a two to three medium types, such as, ink, watercolor, oil, collage, and/or modeling paste. My paintings are primarily portraits and wildlife with some abstract usually saved for commissioned work. I paint because I enjoy creating art, which has been an endeavor throughout my life. Although I started painting full time back in 2013 once my children were in full time school. I find the painting process to be both cathartic and challenging and try to push my limits with each new piece that I create. My most frequent paintings are a series of laughing ladies. I find laughter to be one of the best forms of therapy and friends have always readily describe me as having a rambunctious laughter., so it it quite fitting subject matter for me. Creating laughing portraits always keep me in good spirits throughout the creative process.

Artist Bio

Amy Duffy is a self-taught artist whose work is diverse in subject matter, technique, style and medium. Amy grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma in a family of artists.

 

Amy's unique eye for color lets her create eclectic, texture-rich and color inspired paintings of various media. Amy is a Pawnee tribal member, as well as having Cherokee and Ojibwa heritage. She draws from her native roots to create paintings of nature and portraits.

 

Amy's art was set aside for a college education/track and field career at the University of Oklahoma, after which a career in Environmental Science and raising three children. In 2013, she began painting after a long hiatus and finds great joy and excitement in every project. She finds the painting process to be both cathartic and challenging and loves tapping into her creative side. Amy currently lives in Edmond, Oklahoma with her three children.

Young Chief
Issei
Young Chief
Issei
Fox in the Sun
Fox in the Sun
Laughing Woman
Laughing Woman
Morning Cleanse
Morning Cleanse
Teenage Girl
Teenage Girl
Tom Waits
Tom Waits
Octopus in Space
Octopus in Space
Forest Fox
Forest Fox
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Blistering Look
Quechuan Mamay
Wanderlust
Quechuan Mamay
Wanderlust
Laughing Guy
Laughing Guy
Rise and Shine
Rise and Shine
Hare
Hare

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

1720 N. Shartel Ave. Suite B

Oklahoma City, OK 73103

(405)879-2400

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