My name is Amy, and this blog is dedicated to a love of nature, paint, poetry, and escaping into unrestrained dreamworlds. I'm an acrylic painter living in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
I started this journey by chance in June of 2012 when my sister asked if I wouldn't mind creating artwork of some kind to hang on the bare walls of her new apartment.
I agreed, but tentatively. I had never painted before and I didn't know how or even if I could... But subconsciously I'm sure I'd always wanted the excuse to begin, and so I gave it shot...
After the first brushstroke I was startled to feel how naturally it flowed. Painting felt like a cathartic expression of my feelings and I realized that I had been missing that sort of outlet for a long time without really knowing.
That first piece was abstract and I let the brush swirl haphazardly through the paint and glide across the canvas in random, wavy strokes of bright color. It was so refreshing. When I finished, I looked at it sideways, realizing that I had accidentally created the ocean... and then I knew that I never wanted to stop practicing and learning new techniques and styles - methods to improve the execution of my daydreams.
I want to bring an escape to the world through my art. I paint because it helps me feel free. Limitless. I want those who view my art to feel the same way. I've always been told that I have a winged mind; painting only translates that into a reality.
i’m so in love with this. i can’t even. ah. my favourite feeling in the world is putting your head beneath the water and entering an entirely different place, so peaceful, so quiet. what i miss more than anything when i’m living away from the ocean is being able to duck under and leave all my worries on the surface.