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Legacy Gallery's "Holiday Small Works Show"

For this year's Small Works show at Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, I decided to do something a little different for me.  Instead of the usual figure, eggs from my friend's chicken coup were the perfect model!  They stayed very still and didn't move a muscle.  The opening for this show is tonight, December 6.  For more information and to preview the show, visit the gallery's website.

Early Bird  5" x 12"  oil on linen  {framed}

"Marcel the Shell With Shoes On" - My first time illustrating a Children's Book!

I'm SOOO excited to finally announce what I've been working on for the last few months...  The incredibly cute and hilarious "Marcel the Shell With Shoes On" (as seen in this 3 1/2 minute YouTube video) can now engage with you via a children's book thanks to Penguin Books.  Genius Co-Creators and Writers Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate (of Saturday Night Live fame) birthed the most lovable little shell, and it was my absolute honor and pleasure to take part in bringing him to life through oil paintings for the book.

It will be released in stores November 1, and is available for pre-order online now.  Before the book comes out, I URGE you to take a few minutes to watch the amazing video that the book is based on.  It is an award winning, simply adorable video that will have you in stitches, I promise!

Also, a huge thank you to Emily Osborne, the fabulous graphic designer who I worked closest with on this project!

fresh off the easel


41" x 26"

oil on belgian linen

In the midst of painting a number of commissioned portraits, I needed to loosen up and decided to do a painting for myself inspired by a model that I had just met.  Her coral colored cheeks and lips just called out for coral colored amaryllis flowers crowning her head.  One stem's worth ended up fitting perfectly!  Dalilah Rain is such an exquisite model...don't be surprised if you see more paintings of her in the future...

As soon as I finish up my last few commissioned portraits, I will be gearing up for a new body of work.  I am hands down more excited to paint this new imagery than I have ever been in the past!  I'll keep you posted with details.  : )


dalilah_study_web 3 hour study of Dalilah

11" x 10" oil on belgian linen

After living in LA for almost nine months, I finally made it out to the highly esteemed Jeremy Lipking's studio for his Tuesday night life painting class.  He, of course, is ridiculously talented, and last night there were a number of other brilliant artists in town visiting.  It was great to paint alongside some of the best painters of our time!  Local artists Tony Pro and Alexey Steele were there along with visiting artists Chris Pugliese, Rose Frantzen and her husband Charles Morris.  I also had the pleasure of meeting artists Rachel Constantine, David wilson, and Luis Sanchez who joined us later on.

Look at Rose Frantzen's incredible new body of work currently on view at the Smithsonian.


I've taken a bit of a break after the opening of my show to take some much needed relaxation and catch up on non-work related things.  Sorry it's taken me so long to post these. amy_lind-the_lines_between

The Lines Between

54" x 34"

oil on belgian linen



36" x 36"

oil on belgian linen


Gavin Profile

18" x 12"

oil on belgian linen

Brand Spankin' New!

amy_lind-jessica_profile Belle Fleur, Jessica Profile

oil on belgian linen

36" x 24"

My first painting done in Los Angeles of the beautiful (and fellow recent LA resident) Jessica Nicole Collins

{ will be part of my "Profile" solo show in November at Robert Lange Studios }

UPDATE: Painting was accepted into the Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils in May 2010.