b i o g r a p h y

Amy began her art education at a very young age. Memories of visiting her grandparents in Elizabeth, ...the smell of chicken soup and oil paints wafting from their four room apartment where her grandfather set up studio in the small second bedroom and spent his days painting still life and portraits. Later, in Mrs. Kaplan’s converted garage, after school with her friend Scott, painting still lifes of wine bottles and fruit... then eventually off to art school in Syracuse, NY.

After several years of living in New York City, Amy eventually migrated to the east end of Long Island. Attracted by the lifestyle and the unique quality of light, she began painting images of local landscapes and people. She currently resides in picturesque Sag Harbor, New York with her architect husband and young son.

"When I paint, I not only feel a connection to my subjects, but to my past as well. I am content to paint just about anything -- happy for the solitude the act of painting brings me...grateful for the support of family and friends. "

Newark, NJ 1959

BFA, Syracuse University, 1981
Art Students League of New York, 1995-1997

Schwendi Space, Wildhaus, Switzerland 1995
Amagansett Applied Arts,  2006
East End Arts Council, “Interiors”, 2007 (Honorable Mention)
East End Arts Council, "Contemporary Landscapes" (Second Place)
Watermill Museum, Watermill, NY "Landscapes, Etc.", 2008
Golden Eagle Gallery, East Hampton, NY, 2009
Romany Kramoris Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, 2010

Karyn Mannix Contemporary, Southampton, NY, Summer 2010