Tuesday, July 28, 2009

This week at Brush-Paper-Water...

Mystic Gemstone, detail
Amy Arntson

Like Amy Arntson, I grew up in a lakeshore town on Lake Michigan, although on the Wisconsin side of the lake. By chance, a visit to my hometown six years ago coincided with an invitational show featuring art with a Great Lakes theme at the local art museum. Amy's work stood out for its unusual approach as well as its technical brilliance. She has an extensive and impressive exhibition history, which she maintained while teaching full-time at the university level and authoring a couple of college-level textbooks. My admiration for her work led me to establish an email connection several years ago and I hope one day to have the good fortune to meet her in person.

Please slip over to Brush-Paper-Water to see more of Amy's work.


  1. What amazing work Chris. I am awed by her water paintings. They look like photographs. Incredible...
    Thanks for posting her work up Chris. It's always exciting to discover new work.

  2. Thanks for leaving a comment, April. I think these paintings speak very strongly and especially to anyone who has lived near the water.

  3. Thanks, R.!! I was pretty sure you'd enjoy her work. It really is astonishing, isn't it?

  4. This shows such attention...so much clear vision to be able to see the shapes of light and dark with limited palette. You can't help but just stare at it.

  5. Glad you like Amy's work. It's wonderful stuff.


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