​​​​​​   Amy Rie McGuire                  One-of-a-Kind   Hand-Painted                 

​​​​​​​​​​Education:

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA- Abstract Art and Painting
The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY- Textile and Surface Design   

Institute of Eco Systems, Millbrook, NY and SUNY Ulster- Natural Science Illustration

Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY-Painting with Karen O'Neil,  St. Julian Fishburne 
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY- Illustration and Textile Design
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT- Center for Creative Youth
Litchfield High School, Litchfield, CT- Drawing, Painting, Design with Robert Dublac

My Parents Dorcas and Calvin Sewell



Exhibitions:

Scholastic Art Competitions                    Hartford, CT                              1976

Greater Hartford Arts Festival                Hartford, CT                              1979​
Woodstock School of Art                        Woodstock, NY                          2001
Goleria Boriken                                       Rhinebeck, NY                           2003  

Family Network Chiropractic                 Kingston, NY                             2005
Woodstock Walk-In Doctors Office       Woodstock, NY                          2006
Ulster Savings Bank                                Kingston, NY                             2005,2006,2007
The Arts Upstairs Gallery                       Phoenicia, NY                            2005,2006
Village Art and Frame Gallery                Babylon, NY                               2008
Evergreen Gallery                                   Great Barrington, MA                2009,2010

Catskill Art and Office                             Woodstock, NY                          2011,2012,2017
Ulster Savings Bank                                Woodstock, NY                          2012  

Cooper-Finn Gallery                                Millbrook, NY                           2015
Woodstock Artists Assoc. and Museum  Woodstock, NY                         2015,2017
Barrett Art Center                                    Poughkeepsie, NY                    2015,2016
Private Collections


Awards:

1st Place Pencil Drawing-Scholastic Art Competition Hartford, CT              1976

Best Surface Design -Milekin Textile Design Competition New York, NY    1981


Member:      

Woodstock Artist Association and Museum, Woodstock  NY                        current

American Craft Council                                                                                   current
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators                                                              current
Barrett Art Center,  Poughkeepsie, NY                                                           current


Publications:

Woodstock Guide                                                                                            2013,2014,2015  

Art and Food- Washington Art Association Washington Depot, CT           2014

The Ashokan Reservoir: An Ephemeral Glimpse by Amy Rie McGuire       2016




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Artist Statement 


Nature has always been my inspiration. Growing up in rural Northwestern Connecticut allowed me the freedom to explore the woods, fields, and streams to gain an understanding and love of plant and animal life.  The design and structure of the natural world is the driving force behind my work.
My art is comprised of four distinct bodies of work. Each of these grow as I continue to develop a clearer understanding of the force that inspires them.
Because of my appreciation of detail and the exactness in the created world and also the character that this may express, the first body of work consists of botanical illustrations, silk painting, and portraits of my “beasty” friends. I continue to work defining and articulating the beauty and complexities of nature, especially the beauty, delicacy, and intricacy of flora, and the attitudes expressed by fauna.
The second body of work comprises the larger view of nature in its totality of the landscape and seascape. These works portray the ever changing colors and light on land and sea.
Third, the still life, is important to me as a gesture captured in a moment when everything about the subject is striking at that moment. The light, shadows, reflections, color, shape, and texture all come together and capture for me an awe inspiring moment in time.
Fourth, and potentially most important, is the visual depiction of my relationship with The Source of Creation, my God. My quest is to visually portray this impetus of inspiration, this energy, as it moves around and through me, inspiring me, guiding me, and developing me. This energy always was and always will be, and is all around us in the quantum field—the matrix. This energy is also inside of us and is associated with color, shape, the five senses, the organs and all of the cells of our bodies. This energy governs our thoughts, our emotions, and our outcomes. It is what creates us and everything we have and are. This art work details that moment of inspiration and manifestation, and the myriad of possibilities waiting to come forth into form.

 
Enjoy!

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Copyright © 2015 Amy Rie McGuire. All Rights Reserved.

-Fine Art-Silk Scarves-Pillows-Greeting Cards-oil & pastel paintings-

​One-of-a-kind  hand-painted

Amy Rie McGuire