Amy Anderson

Visual Artist and Instructor​

 


Amy Anderson was born in Florida and raised in the Wiregrass region of southern Alabama. She attended UAB for Psychology and worked in substance abuse prevention, engraving and design, and retail. Painting was a hobby throughout her life and in 2015 she began it seriously as a career choice. She has had the opportunity to paint murals, portraits, and custom expressionistic works. Amy enjoys teaching art lessons to students of all ages, which has been motivating as an artist to create fresh work for student use and to experience new mediums and techniques. She mainly uses watercolor and acrylic paint in her work.

 

Amy strives for her work to evoke a sense of calm and peace. After having children she created a soothing environment in the home to counteract the chaos of young kids. The art on her walls and easel needed to relax the eyes and mind. This caused a shift in her work from high contrast and colorful to more muted and monochromatic. Amy imagines her recent artwork to be a gentle breath, a moment of tranquility in the home.

 

She is inspired by the layers of life, the mood of seasons and sunlight shifting, vintage photographs, and tropical climates.

Art Teaching Experience


2014    Beginner’s art class for the Dothan Wiregrass Art League
2015    Youth art lessons at the Boys and Girls Club (Summer) and SEAYS Diversion Center  Dothan, Alabama
2015    Art instructor of adult and children’s art classes in The Messy Space at The Cultural Arts Center  Dothan, Alabama
2015    Taught weekly group painting classes at Tipsy Easel Dothan, Alabama
2015    Taught art lessons for K-5th grade at Heard Elementary's Art Extravaganza Day Dothan, Alabama

2016    Art Teacher at Girls, Inc (Summer) and SEAYS Diversion Center (Ongoing) Dothan, Alabama
2016    Art instructor of adult and children's art classes in The Messy Space at The Cultural Arts Center Dothan, Alabama
2016    Visual Art Teacher for the Bright Key Program at Highlands Elementary  Dothan, Alabama
2016    Began teaching a variety of art classes to all ages at First Baptist Church Dothan, Alabama
2016    Taught art lessons for K-5th grade at Heard Elementary's Art Extravaganza Day Dothan, Alabama
2016    Taught weekly group painting classes at Tipsy Easel Dothan, Alabama

2017    Individual art lessons and private event paint parties for clients Dothan, Alabama
2017    Elementary canvas painting class at Westgate Church of Christ Dothan, AL
2017    Art teacher for Girard Elementary’s "Summer Bridge" Program Dothan, AL
2017    Art teacher for Honeysuckle Middle School "After the Bell" school program Dothan, Alabama

2018    Seasonal private paint parties for clients  Dothan, Alabama
2019    Beginner's watercolor class for adults  Hoover, Alabama
2019    Began teaching a variety of art classes for elementary students at Wild Roast  Bluff Park, Alabama  (ongoing) 
2019    Individual art lessons in my home studio for all ages  Hoover, Alabama 
2019    Beginner/intermediate watercolor class for adults  Hoover, Alabama

2019    Handpainted watercolor Christmas card class at Maker's DIY Vestavia, Alabama

2020    Individual and small group lessons in home studio for all ages Hoover, Alabama
2020    Summer art camp for kids at Thomas Andrew Art Homewood, Alabama

Events/Judge


2014    Judge of SpectraCare Health Systems’ Art Contest for National Prevention Week Dothan, Alabama
2016    Co-planner of "Splash and Sip for a Cause" charity painting event Dothan, Alabama
2016    Judge of the paintings at "Sip, Socialize, and Paint" Oak & Olive Lounge Dothan, Alabama
2016    Co-planner of "Splash and Sip" paint party at Oak & Olive Lounge Dothan, Alabama
2016    Judge of Alabama Power’s “Refrigerator Art Contest” Ozark, Alabama
2016    Judge of the artwork entered in the Big Fish Festival gallery exhibit Donalsonville, Georgia
2016    Face-painting artist at the Fall Festival of Saint Colomba Church Dothan, Alabama
2017    Judge of the artwork at Heard Elementary’s Annual Student Art Explosion Art Show Dothan, Alabama

2018    Face-painting artist at Foster Fest and Cottonwood Pep Rally Houston County, Alabama

Murals


2015    Painted two murals for SpectraCare Health Systems Dothan, Alabama
2015    Painted a mural for Southeast Alabama Community Theatre Dothan, Alabama
2016    Created the backdrop stage display for the "Glitter, Glam, and Ghouls" pageant Dothan,                          Alabama
2017    Painted two fitness themed murals for Fitness Advantage Gym Dothan, Alabama
2018    Supervised the painting of a sunflower mural, private residence Headland, Alabama
2018    Painted a large display for the long term fundraising use of SpectraCare Health Systems Dothan, Alabama
2018    Painted a wall mural project for SpectraCare Health Systems Dothan, Alabama
2019    Painted a wall mural for Fostering Hope, a non-profit organization Dothan, Alabama

2019    Painted outdoor window murals with a holiday theme for local businesses Birmingham, Alabama

Art Exhibitions and Community Involvement


2010    Daniel Day Gallery Birmingham, Alabama
2010    Participant in the Penny Art Project Worldwide
2011    Dothan Downtown Christmas Festival
2012    Select My Space Birmingham, Alabama
2013    Fourth Friday Artwalk Enterprise, Alabama
2013    St. Andrew’s Market “Christmas in July” Dothan, Alabama
2013    Participant in The Sketchbook Project Worldwide
2013    Troy University Dothan Campus, Sony Hall
2014    Big Art Exhibition, Cultural Arts Center Dothan, Alabama
2014    Claybank Jamboree
Ozark, Alabama
2014    Dothan Downtown Christmas Festival
2014    Troy University Dothan Campus, Sony Hall
2014    Participant in The Postcard Art Project Phoenix, Arizona
2014    Participant in The Sketchbook Project Worldwide
2014    Fourth Friday Artwalk Enterprise, Alabama
2015    Ann Rudd Art Center’s 15th Annual Regional Art Exhibition Ozark, Alabama
2015    Claybank Jamboree
Ozark, Alabama

2016    fundraising event “Empty Bowls” to benefit Wiregrass Food Bank Dothan, Alabama

2016    Alabama Master Gardener Conference Dothan, Alabama
2016    Fourth Friday Artwalk Enterprise, Alabama
2016    Oak & Olive Dothan, Alabama
2019    Participant in Alabama Art Supply's Art Card Fundraiser to benefit Oasis Counseling Birmingham,  Alabama
2019    Watercolor paintings on display at Mills Pharmacy  Bluff Park, Alabama 

2019    Handpainted holiday mural artist participant in #Decktheham Birmingham, Alabama

2020    Displaying current work and participating in a collaborative artist work space at Thomas Andrew Art   Homewood, Alabama 


Published Projects


2012    Poetry published in Troy University’s Rubicon literary journal
2012    Painting featured on the E-Book “Even They Have Secrets” by Adrienne Baldwin
2013    Painting featured on the E-Book “Quicksand” by Adrienne Baldwin
2015    Painting featured as the album art for “Ray of Sunshine” by Megan C. Bailey
2017    Poetry and Visual art published in “9 Lives Wiregrass Zine"


Professional Affiliations


2012             Publicity Chair of Troy University’s Creative Writing Club
2013-2015    Member of the Dothan Wiregrass Art League
2014             Secretary of the Dothan Wiregrass Art League
2014-2015    Manager of all Dothan Wiregrass Art League's social media
2014-2015    Member of Dale County Council of Arts and Humanities






 

 

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