The holiday season is in full swing and it’s time to finish up all your shopping. I will be offering 15% off my original paintings through Christmas! There are a lot of paintings to choose from. Here are a few new paintings I have for sale. Email me with any questions at Amarie700@gmail.com.
For some reason during the winter months I tend to paint a lot but not get out as much to showcase my work. With a lot of projects , comission paintings, moving, and two precious children, I was happily busy at home for the winter. Now it’s spring and I have two events approaching quickly!
On April 1st I will be donating a painting that will be painted live at the gala event. I greatly enjoy doing live painting and letting others watch my process and see my passion for art.
On Saturday, May 13th, I will be showcasing at Stanley’s Beer and Bacon Festival. I will have many prints for sale there and a few originals. Please come, say Hi, and enjoy the great atmosphere! http://www.stanleysbarroom.com/stanleysbeerandbaconfest/tickets/
Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a good year and plans to make 2017 better. This past year was my first year putting my all into my passion and It’s an understatement to say it paid off. I couldn’t have imagined that I would have so much support and love from god, family, friends, and fans. THANK YOU! This past December I tried something new and entered into the DNR stamp contest with a small 6.5 inch x 9 inch turkey painting. My entry got 4th place which I am very excited about after seeing some of the other amazing entries. I also had over 40 comissioned paintings that I completed and went out in the past year and many many more prints. I could not do it without your support so thanks again! A few of my goals for my businesss in the next year is to again donate 10% to fundraisers and benefits, enter more MN DNR stamp contests (possibly the federal duck stamp contest), and to continue my painting in hopes to bring happy memories and inspire others. If you don’t already please follow me on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/AmyMarieArtFanpage/ as I update that a lot more than my website. I also post on Instagram (Amymarieart) a couple times a week.
I am very happy to say I have been extra busy with comissioned paintings that clients have ordered for Christmas gifts. I would like to take a minute just to express my gratitude and appretiation to all of you who have allowed me to be a part of your special gift! I have completed a few portraits and have many orders coming in of customized cabin/lake home paintings that are turning out great!
I promise I will share them in time but do not want to ruin the surprise for anyone. Your continued support and confidence have allowed me to continue my dream and passion while being able to provide for my family. As I sit here and reflect I cannot help but to give God the biggest shout out. For without him I would have nothing. He has given me a talent and is allowing me to share it. I am so very grateful for him, family, and for all of you fans and supporters. Thank you!!! I am continuing to take custom orders for Christmas and am open to all ideas.. please message me or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) me for a estimated price.
In the midst of moving week I am still painting with my “portable studio”. On top of moving my dear Grandma passed away so planning a short trip out to Vegas to celebrate her life. My grandma was my first inspiration as an artist because she was a talented artist herself, both in drawing and music.
During busy and stressful times I find more comfort and relaxation in painting, guess I am just wired that way. Art is my calm.
With Christmas coming up in just a couple months I have been getting lots of commissioned requests sent my way. I have requests from paintings of people, pets, cars, architecture, houses, cabins, and sometimes just ideas or concepts that I paint from. This is my passion and profession so let me help you get the perfect gift for that special person. Please allow at least 5 weeks lead time for Christmas paintings. Please email me your photo or idea and size for a free estimate. Amarie700@gmail.com
I am in the middle of several commissioned paintings currently but have to put other paintings on hold for a short time while my family of four are in the process of selling and moving to a new home. Photos of our home will be taken today and then hopefully I can set up a temporary studio until we move. I am excited for this next chapter and will be relieved when the move is complete!
This past week I was very fortunate to be involved in a really fantastic charity event. A few weeks ago a member of the Minneapolis City council reached out to me asking if I would be interested in painting a piano. I excepted and it was a greater experience than I expected. Myself, along with about 10 other local artists met in St. Paul to paint donated pianos at the Keys 4/4 kids warehouse. My vision proposed was to paint a vibrant bright piano showcasing the lights and color of Minneapolis. I even added a blurry quick painting of Waldo in the top left for some added fun and per my dads request lol. It was fun being in company of other creative talented artists and very interesting seeing the way others work as I have always painted alone. I met some awesome new people and hope to stay in touch and be involved in such events more often! The location of the piano will be disclosed next week and I will be sure to keep everyone posted! Thanks again for your support and love. The support from fans and collectors are what keep my dream alive and I couldn’t do it without you!
As an artist I believe it’s very important to get out there and meet people as well as get exposure. While online exposure is much easier, it’s less personal. I participated in my first outdoor festival yesterday and although it wasn’t an “art” festival it was successful and a ton of fun! I was lucky enough to have an entourage behind me compiled of great family and friends who came to help and show their love and support. The day was a cold and windy day but thanks to my handy husband, devoted dad, family and friends, we had a secure gallery tent set up. My favorite part of the whole thing was the energy and love from the people there. I ended up selling about 20% of my inventory and getting a commissioned painting sale as well. I hope to do some more events like this. I also will be getting out in the community next week as I was selected to paint a piano for Pianos on Parade and Keys 4/4 kids. The piano will be placed somewhere downtown Minneapolis to be played by anyone. Excited and thankful for these new opportunities.
The warm weather and hot summer days are very near. I really wanted to paint something that reminded me of great memories fishing. I grew up fishing with my dad quite a bit and have many great memories. My nickname from my dad was and still is “Tadpole” because my of my little tadpole tackle box. This painting brings back memories of those great times fishing. We all can hopefully relate someway or another with these happy memories on the lake.
There is something about sunsets and lakes come spring time. The excitement of summer evening and weekends outdoors really inspires me to keep painting these feel good paintings. The colors in the paintings are bright and vibrant and give a feel of energy and happiness.