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ARTSYSHARK FEATURE ARTICLE - AMY GUION CLAY

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Amy Guion Clay’s abstracts are richly layered and filled with soft earth tones that express a world beyond the visual.

"In life and art, I long for the horizon. There is an invisible tether that pulls me toward the unknown, and this is reflected in the artwork that I do. Even in my purely abstract paintings, it’s always about a mythical journey of discovery. I always want to know what is beyond.

My paintings are maps, evidence of the journey, not literal, but gestural. They arise out of the moment in
my studio and make evident the moment of pushing off from the shore. Each stroke is a moment of discovery, and I look for adventure at every turn.

After getting my BFA from Syracuse University and University of East London, I worked as a fashion designer in New York City and London, but left that lifestyle to..."

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