21 Oil Paintings By American Artist Amy Lind

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Amy Lind Painting

Amy Lind (b. 1983) received a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design (2006) and additional instruction from the Florence Academy of Art and the Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier. Her work has garnered many accolades, including honorable mentions in the prestigious Art Renewal Center’s International Salon and the Portrait Society of America’s Member’s Only Competition. In addition to being named Southwest Art magazine’s “Artist to Watch: the Editor’s Choice for Up-and-Coming Talent”, her paintings have graced the cover of top national publications American Art Collector and Art Calendar. Lind’s paintings can also be found published in the New York Times Best-selling children’s book “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me”.

Hailing from the Chicagoland area, Lind now calls Savannah, GA her home, and was aptly recognized as one of “100 Under 100 New Superstars of Southern Art” by The Oxford American magazine. Her work is currently represented by Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, SC. On top of gallery work, she is sought out by many for her uncanny ability to capture the likeness and essence of those she paints while infusing each canvas with captivating qualities of light and color. Her work hangs in both public and private collections around the world.

 

SELECTED  HONORS & AWARDS

  • FINALIST  |  Art Renewal Center International Salon, 2012-2013
  • SOUTHWEST ART EDITOR’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE  |  Editor’s choice out of work by 75 artists in the Artist for the New Century Show at Bennington Center for the Arts, June 2012
  • OXFORD AMERICAN 100 UNDER 100 THE NEW SUPERSTARS OF SOUTHERN ART  |  Oxford American Magazine, February 2012
  • FINALIST  |  Art Renewal Center International Salon, 2011-2012
  • NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS LIST  |  Painted the images in the children’s picture book “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me”, book made best sellers list, December 2011
  • HONORABLE MENTION & 2-TIME FINALIST IN THE FIGURATIVE CATEGORY  |  Art Renewal Center International Salon, 2010-2011
  • ARTIST TO WATCH – EDITOR’S CHOICE FOR UP-AND-COMING TALENT  |  Southwest Art Magazine, February 2011
  • HONORABLE MENTION  |  Portrait Society of America’s Member’s Only Competition, “Outside the Box” Category, 2011
  • COVER ARTIST  |  American Art Collector, Issue 62, December 2010
  • COVER ARTIST  |  Art Calendar (now called Professional Artist Magazine), May 2010
  • JURIED INTO OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA 2010 WESTERN REGIONAL EXHIBITION  |  2010
  • JURIED INTO OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA 19TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF TRADITIONAL OILS  |  2010
  • BEST IN SHOW  |  Sidewalk Arts Festival, Savannah, GA, 2007
  • SUMMA CUM LAUDE GRADUATE  |  Savannah College of Art and Design, 2006

 

SELECTED  PRESS

  • FINE ART CONNOISSEUR’S E-NEWSLETTER “FINE ART TODAY”  |  “Truthful & Graceful: Figures By Amy Lind”, May 2014
  • AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR  |  Exhibition Preview “Flora”, Issue 103, Page 110-111, May 2014
  • MANNER & LANE  |  “Art That Looks Back At You”, 2013
  • AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR  |  Exhibition Preview “Evolution”, Issue 89, Page 98-99
  • SOUTHWEST ART  |  “My World: A Visit With Amy Lind at her Studio in Savannah, GA”, Page 84-85, November 2012
  • THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT JOURNAL OF THE PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA  |  “Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bougeureau” written by Amy Lind, Issue No. 55, Page 4-5, 2012
  • AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR  |  Exhibition Preview “Nuance”, Issue 85, Page 156-157, November 2012
  • THE OXFORD AMERICAN MAGAZINE  |  “100 Under 100 New Superstars of Southern Art”, Visual South Issue, February 2012
  • MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON: THINGS ABOUT ME  |  Penguin Children’s Picture Book – paintings by Amy Lind, Released November 2011, Made New York Times Best Sellers List December 2011
  • PEOPLE  |  “Marcel the Shell”, December 2011
  • TIME  |  “Marcel the Shell With a Book”, November 2011
  • JEZEBEL  |  “First Look: Marcel the Shell’s First Children’s Book”, October 2011
  • AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR  |  “Sold!” Story, Issue 72, October 2011
  • SOUTHWEST ART  |  “Artist to Watch: The Editor’s Choice for Up-and-Coming Talent – Amy Lind: Creating a Cast of Characters”, Page 42-43, February 2011
  • AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR  |  Cover Artist & Solo Show Exhibition Preview “Amy Lind: Circus of Wonders”, Issue 62, Page 146-149, December 2010
  • CHARLESTON CITY PAPER  |  Visual Arts Review “Amy Lind paints a Circus of Wonders: Center of the Ring”, 2010
  • SOUTHWEST ART  |  “Top Figurative Artists Converge At Waterhouse Gallery”, 2010
  • ART SEE  |  “Defining Women” – Page 24-30, November/December2010
  • AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR  |  Group Show Exhibition Preview “Women Painting Women”, Issue 61, Page 196-199, November 2010
  • POETS AND ARTISTS: O&S  |  “Artist Feature: Amy Lind”, Volume 3 Issue 7, Page 30-37, August 2010
  • ART CALENDAR  |  Cover Artist & Feature – “Amy Lind: Raising the Bar for Emerging Artists”, Cover & Page 16-19, May 2010
  • AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR  |  “Art Show Report: Charleston Report”, Issue 51, Page 142-143, January 2010
  • AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR  |  “True to Form: Figurative Art Today”, Issue 50, Page 64, December 2009
  • THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT JOURNAL OF THE PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA  |  “Member News” & “Recent Works”, Volume XI, Issue No. 45, 3rd Quarter, Pages 3, 13, & 16, 2009
  • AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR  |  Solo Show Exhibition Preview “Amy Lind: Profile”, Issue 49, Page 116-117, November 2009    
  • AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR  |  Solo Show Exhibition Preview “Amy LInd: Gaze”, March Issue 41, Page 130-131
  • DAILY HERALD (CHICAGO, IL)  |  “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman: Former Libertyville Student Comes Home to Share Her Talent”, 2009
  • AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR  |  Solo Show Exhibition Preview “Amy Lind: By the Window”, Issue 33, Page 172-175, July 2008
  • CHARLESTON CITY PAPER  |  Visual Arts Review “By the Window: Works by Amy Lind, Tender Spirit: Amy Lind’s Realism Somehow Beguiles”, 2008
  • THE POST AND COURIER  |  “Preview: ‘By the Window’”, 2008
  • SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS  |  Cover illustration for Diversions and article “Five Questions with Amy Hahn” (maiden name), 2007
  • THE POST AND COURIER  |  “Preview: ‘Illumination’”, November 2006

 

SOLO  EXHIBITIONS

  • FLORA  |  Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, 2014
  • CIRCUS OF WONDERS  |  Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, 2010
  • PROFILE  |  Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, 2009
  • GAZE  |  Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, 2009
  • BY THE WINDOW  |  Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, 2008
  • ILLUMINATION  |  Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, 2006
  • REAL / IDEAL  |  La Galerie Bleue, Savannah, GA, 2006

 

SELECTED  GROUP  EXHIBITIONS

  • TOURIST SEASON  |  Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA, 2014
  • WOMEN PAINTING WOMEN: A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN  |  Haynes Galleries, Nashville, TN, 2013
  • 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW  |  The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 2013
  • EVOLUTION  |  Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, 2013
  • NUANCE: THREE-WOMEN SHOW  |  Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, 2012
  • GREAT AMERICAN FIGURATIVE SHOW  |  Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, 2012
  • HOLIDAY SMALL WORKS  |  The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 2012
  • ARTISTS FOR THE NEW CENTURY  |  Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT, 2012
  • FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING  |  Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA 2012
  • SCOTTSDALE SALON OF FINE ART  |  Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 2012
  • EVERYTHING CHANGES  |   Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, 2012
  • EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY JEREMY LIPKING AND FRIENDS  |  Jeremy Lipking Open Studio, Agoura Hills, CA, 2011
  • GREAT AMERICAN FIGURATIVE SHOW  |  Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, 2011
  • FORTUNATE  |  Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, 2011
  • TRADITIONAL IMPRESSIONS FIGURATIVE AND STILL LIFE SHOW  |  The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 2011
  • HOLIDAY SMALL WORKS  |  The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 2010
  • GREAT AMERICAN FIGURATIVE SHOW  |  Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, 2010
  • WOMEN PAINTING WOMEN  |  Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, 2010
  • OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA WESTERN REGIONAL EXHIBITION  |  Mountain Trails Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY, 2010
  • OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA 19TH ANNUAL NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF TRADITIONAL OILS|  The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 2010
  • BLACK VS. WHITE  |  Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, 2010
  • KULTURE KLASH  |  The Navy Yard at Noisette, Charleston, SC, 2009
  • YELLOW VS. BLUE  |  Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, 2009
  • GRETSCH 125TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT  |  Museum of Making Music – Division of the NAMM Foundation, Carlsbad, CA, 2008
  • SAVANNAH SCENES  |  Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, Savannah, GA, 2008
  • SMALL WORKS  |  Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA, 2008
  • FRESH  |  Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, 2008
  • RATIO: ONE BY THREE  |  Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, 2008
  • MARIN ARTS COUNCIL OPEN STUDIOS PREVIEW SHOW  |  Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA, 2008
  • TOGETHER AT LAST  |  Red Gallery, Savannah, GA, 2007
  • A BALL IN A SQUARE: TELFAIR MUSEUM OF ART’S 27TH ANNUAL BALL  |  Art Auction, Jepson Center for the Arts, Savannah, GA, 2007
  • SMALL WORKS  |  Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, 2007

Gallery


Touching Figurative Paintings of Women by Amy Lind

By Kelcee Griffis on January 29, 2015

Amy Lind’s figurative paintings offer beautiful representations of women dressed in captivating, feminine styles. The artist casts her subjects in soft colors and filtered light to showcase their gentle, realistic expressions. The styles exhibited by the subjects jump across decades to highlight the best of different beauty trends. Rosy cheeks and soft, voluminous hair popular at the turn of the century show up on some models. The sheath dresses and bobbed hair of the roaring ’20s and more modern-looking styles with a classic twist (such as a tank top and flower crown) also make appearances. Flowers are a theme Lind gravitates towards, as many of her subjects are either wearing flowers or are surrounded by them.

The Savannah-based artist modifies her painting style depending on what era she wants to evoke. Some portraits feature clearer, stronger brush strokes for a more modern feel, while others display muted colors and diffused light for a vintage persona. Lind’s website notes that “she is sought out by many for her uncanny ability to capture the likeness and essence of those she paints while infusing each canvas with captivating qualities of light and color.”

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Artists’ Studios | Amy Lind
By: Southwest Art | October 16, 2012

A visit with Amy Lind at her studio in Savannah, GA

Text by Bonnie Gangelhoff, Photos by Adam Kuehl

Describe your studio. I lucked out when I found my studio—it was built specifically to be a painter’s studio, with tall ceilings and five north skylight windows. The main room is large enough that I can have several different areas within it. One wall houses a long set of bookshelves that holds art books, magazines, supplies, and potential still-life items. I have a small dining table with chairs for eating, stretching small canvases, or chatting with clients. I also have a nice seating area with a sofa and chair where I can sit with clients, pose models, read, or just take a moment to relax. Since I paint standing up, it’s nice to put my feet up every so often. I also have a long shelf above the sofa containing all the original paintings I did for the bestselling children’s book Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me.

Where did you get your furniture? Most of the furniture in my studio I either found in the trash or purchased secondhand. I love the history and character of old things, so I’m naturally attracted to vintage decor. If I wasn’t a painter, I think I’d be an interior decorator.

How does living in Savannah influence your work? I’m currently working on paintings that depict the figure in various rooms of an abandoned farmhouse. Savannah has a rich history and boasts one of the largest historical districts in the country. I’m fascinated by the juxtaposition of pristine old mansions next to dilapidated houses—a common site on the outskirts of town. The farmhouse that inspires my current paintings contains so much beauty in its state of deterioration. I much prefer the nostalgia of a place where many have lived, loved, and lost to a brand-new place.

What is your favorite subject matter? The figure is by far my favorite thing to paint. There is a natural harmony created by the human form as it moves, allowing for unlimited interesting shapes. But pleasing compositions aside, people are captivating. They hold so much emotion and personality within their eyes alone, not to mention the rest of their features.

What do you keep in your studio? For immediate inspiration, I have several framed prints by John Singer Sargent hanging beside a plaster cast of a Bernini sculpture that I brought back from Italy. A selection of wardrobe items to be worn by models hangs on the wall for easy access but mostly because they’re beautiful to look at. I have three of my own paintings displayed in my studio as examples for when prospective clients come to visit. My husband and I collect artwork by friends and young artists, but we display that in our house.

If your studio were on fire, what is 
the one thing you would save? My first 
painting. I studied briefly at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, and it was there that I did my first real oil painting. My instructor Maureen Hyde came around 
every day and gave me invaluable input. An immense amount of growth took place while executing that painting, and her words of wisdom have stuck in my mind. Every time I look at the painting, I recall 
her advice.

When people come to visit, where do you take them? If a client has traveled from out of town, I have to take them to a good Southern restaurant and the bakery up the street that has the best cupcakes. Savannah is known as the “Hostess City of the South,” so I must make sure it lives up to its name.

What is the one place people will never find you? In bed before midnight. I’ve always been a night owl, and no matter how hard I try, I don’t think I’ll ever be a morning person.

representation
Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC; Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA; Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ; amylind.com.

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