I paint to stir up from below the surface of our shared existence that which is profoundly human and deeply meaningful. The human form is an incredible muse, and I visit it frequently in my work because of it’s rich beauty, intense challenge, and deep capacity for expression and nuance. Any subject, though, that may facilitate a deeper knowing and acceptance of ourselves and each other may find a place in my work.
Beauty is a powerful force that I work to harness through technical skill, meaningful subject matter, and strong compositions Oil paint and drawing mediums, having been favored by the masters for centuries, are very old and beautiful mediums, and currently best support this process for me
About the Artist
Based in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada, Amy J. Dyck’s work tends to be representational, yet not traditional, emotive and sensitive, while reflecting her curiosity in the human internal landscape. Using mainly oils and drawing mediums, and pulling from anatomical studies and visual research, her work is influenced by old and new masters and is always evolving.
Amy actively teaches both adults and children on a large range of topics including drawing from life, encaustic painting, plein air, drawing/seeing skills, charcoal and graphite, oils, among others.