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Resources Page - all my favorite art supplies, tools and books.

I’m often asked by my students and others what art supplies I use, so I now have made it easy for you by finally adding a RESOURCES page to my site! I only recommend products that I use and love, and I have written short descriptions of each product and why I suggest them. Click on the top right menu bar for supplies or HERE.

I also created a page of my favorite inspirational books about artists and the creative process. Again, I only recommend books that I have read and love and you can find them HERE. I’ll be updating these pages regularly so check back often!


Join me for Open Studios in Boulder, CO, the first 3 weekends of October. See more info below:

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Please join me for Open Studios in Boulder, CO. This year it will be the first 3 weekends in October, so more time to enjoy all the exceptional artists this city offers! I'll be showing all of the new work I did at my recent residencies in Ireland and Wyoming, as well as lots of other new paintings from this year. This is one of my favorite events in Boulder and has been a great way to meet new friends and collectors. There is a preview reception at the Museum of Boulder Oct. 5, 6-9pm. Hope to see you!


 “Roots in Infinity” 12” x 12” x 2” Acrylic, gold foil on panel. 2018

“Roots in Infinity” 12” x 12” x 2” Acrylic, gold foil on panel. 2018

I’m part of a 4 person show at Globe Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. The opening is on October 5, with a reception from 5-7 at 727 Canyon Road. Please join us!

This beautiful 4 person show opens on October 5th, 5-7pm. I'm thrilled to be in the good company of the 3 other artists also obsessed with trees in their work - Robert Striffolino, Tim Althauser and Reid Richardson.

An excerpt from my statement:
"Trees are shelter, they give freely of their fruits and nuts, they shade us from the summer sun, and vividly blush before dropping their leaves. They give the soil structure, and house birds and animals. They are the lungs of this earth…”

VISIT GLOBE FINE ART:


Artist Residency in Ireland - September 2018

 While this is quite remote, there are 7 cottages for the artists here, and lots of opportunities for connecting with each other.

While this is quite remote, there are 7 cottages for the artists here, and lots of opportunities for connecting with each other.

I'm thrilled to be invited back for my third residency at Cill Rialaig Artist Residency in southwest Ireland! Follow my blog for more info on my work, photos, stories etc. Here's my cottage on the wild and windy shores of Ballinskelligs Bay and the Atlantic beyond!

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COURAGE VS. CONFIDENCE - 2 summer weekend painting workshops
in beautiful Boulder, CO    JUNE 15-17 AND/OR JULY 13-15, 2018  

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We sometimes feel that confidence must be the motivating factor in our creative growth. But in truth it is courage that must come first. Not just for those starting on their creative journey, but every step along the way requires the strength and courage to keep going into the unknown, to explore new territory. But this involves trusting your innate guidance to nurture your unique and tender voice, as well as learning new techniques. We will go deep into all of this in this immersive weekend workshop!

Join me for my weekend workshops as listed below and PLAY! Class size is very limited so sign up early.
Email me to register or with any questions at
amy@amyclay.com


MY ONLINE COURSE ALL ABOUT ARTIST RESIDENCIES IS NOW OPEN!

 I'm painting in an open air palapa in the Yucatan, Mexico. Photo courtesy of Ali Goodwin

I'm painting in an open air palapa in the Yucatan, Mexico.
Photo courtesy of Ali Goodwin

This online course is all about ARTIST RESIDENCIES – how to find the right one for you, create a compelling application and become an artist in residence.  EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW! For those who are creative and love to travel, artist residencies are the Holy Grail. From Antarctica to the Arctic Circle and everywhere between, artist residencies are dedicated places for creatives to focus on their work, travel to cool places and meet others from around the world. I’ve been lucky to have attended 20 residencies in 14 different countries and counting, including Turkey, Iceland, New Zealand and India. I’ve been asked so many times about my experiences, that I am offering this as my first online course!


ARTIST RESIDENCY AT BRUSH CREEK RANCH, SARATOGA, WY FOR MONTH OF APRIL 2018

I'm very excited to be spending the month of April as artist in residence at the extraordinary Brush
Creek Ranch with 7 other artists from around the country.

Look for updates on my Blog, as I'm determined to be more regular with my blog entries - more
in-process, timelapse of paintings, sketchbook entries, etc!

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FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018 NEW MIXED MEDIA CLASSES OFFERED


ICON SHOW WRAP PARTY AND BOOK SIGNING:   
JANUARY 26, 2018  5 – 7 pm   2490 Junction Place, Boulder CO

If you haven’t seen the ICON show, this will be your last chance before it comes down. It features gorgeous portraits by the National Geographic photographer Cory Richards of 100+ people from the Boulder arts and business community. I’m honored to be included in this exceptional and unique display of amazing faces!

Cory Richards will be signing copies of this collectors item book. Join us!

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