Originally from Arizona, Amy is rooted in the West. She was raised in a family that valued art, music, and books, taking to art at an early age. Amy had an unconventional childhood. She and her siblings travelled extensively while being home schooled by their mother, who was an English and Humanities teacher. They spent a lot of time outdoors. In high school she lived off the grid, where she developed an affinity for wildlife and wild places. She worked as a hotshot on a fire crew, and as a fire lookout.
Amy earned a degree in Art from Western State College in Gunnison, CO. She worked in different areas of the visual arts before becoming a full-time artist. She now lives and works in Denver. In addition to painting she kayaks, mountain bikes, and plays the bass guitar. She still spends a lot of time outdoors.
“My subjects are mostly animals, because of their expressive qualities, and western life, because it’s full of action and isn’t afraid of getting dirty.”