my new book “the far shores of being” is now available. in 2009, i set off for 2 years of living as an artist in residence around the world, living and working in 10 different countries, exploring the impact of PLACE on my creative process.

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“raising waves on a windless sea” solo exhibition

amy - October 8, 2014 - my exhibitions

this is my first exhibition in my hometown of boulder, CO in several years, so please stop by oct 9 – nov. 16,2014 and see my new work. you can also visit their website: to preview available paintings. opening reception is oct. 9, 5 – 8pm.

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my solo exhibition, london, england

amy - January 22, 2013 - my exhibitions, Uncategorized

please join me for my solo exhibition at burgh house/hampstead museum in london, england. opening reception is jan. 30, 2013, 6-8pm. see more details below: my daily wanderings around the nearby hampstead heath inspired this series of mixed media paintings. the ┬ábones of the trees against the winter sky, the low light filtered through the […]

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london diaries 1

amyclay - October 1, 2012 - art travel, my paintings, my paintings -journal pages

while london is not a residency for me, it is my soul home in a way, and has been ever since first coming here as a wide-eyed 20 year old art student. by some invisible tether i am drawn back here again and again, and thus i find myself living here now, testing the limits […]

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gullkistan artist residency in iceland

amy - August 28, 2012 - art travel, artist residencies

my month long residency here in iceland is drawing to a close (no pun intended). my small group of fellow artists and i all lament the passing of this time too quickly, and i’m wanting to anchor the memories and experiences in a way that will create some permanency. it is all about the landscape […]

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sketches from iceland

amy - August 27, 2012 - art travel, artist residencies, my paintings

any attempts to compete with the grandiosity of this landscape was futile at best, so i focused on making simple charcoal and acrylic sketches – influenced by the rich earthy colors of this varied environment. and because of the ubiquitous presence of the icelandic wool, and my love of all things fiber, i included the […]

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studio at ondarte residency, akumal, mexico

amy - January 16, 2012 - art travel, artist residencies, my paintings

a few shots of my space in the shared studio palapa – the paintings already have morphed since taking these photos yesterday, and will no doubt coninue to do so…                            

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tulum – city of dawn

amy - January 15, 2012 - art travel

my quest for the mythical, often thwarted by the crush of tourism, sent me out on an early expedition to the tulum ruins. a few images grabbed before the masses descended on this last stand of the great mayan empire.  

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first look, ondarte residency, akumal mexico

amy - January 9, 2012 - art travel, artist residencies

a novel idea – a residency at a resort in mexico in the winter. couldn’t have timed it better if i tried. the rising full moon over the bay in akumal mexico. la buena vida…

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views of my exhibition at the Dairy Center for the Arts, july/aug 2011

amy - December 19, 2011 - artist residencies, my exhibitions, my paintings

france, italy, turkey wall

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travelogue: portugal tracks

amy - November 26, 2011 - my paintings -journal pages

my travel journals are a critical part of my wanderings and visually capturing a sense of place. here is a page spread of old railroad tracks in portugal, altered and  painted to suggest a sense of longing.

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