Painting is a way to communicate the beauty that I see. It's not just the subject that I portray, its how the light and shadow and weather affect the subject. My feelings about the subject also come through in the painting decisions that I make. I enjoy the watercolor medium because I can build up watery transparent layers of rich color, sometimes allowing them to run together in the early stages of a painting. I've painted wonderful subjects from far away travels, but prefer the familiar scenery from the southern midwest states. I believe that my ability for art is a God given talent that needs to be practiced and developed.
Amy was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida and majored in Fine Art at Evangel University in Springfield MO. She also completed a commercial art course at the Art Institute of Houston. She is married to Jim since 1976 and they have 2 children. Amy has worked as a commercial artist, calligrapher, and elementary art teacher. Since retiring from teaching in 2015, she has served as president of the Bartlesville Art Association for 3 years and focused on watercolor painting. She is also a member of the Green Country Watercolor Society in Tulsa, OK and has won honors in competitions sponsored by both organizations.