About the Artist
Largely a self-taught artist who has leaned heavily on research, reading, and studying the works of art left behind by masters, Amy J. Dyck is a unique mix of a representational and expressionistic artist who strives to express something deeper in the human experience than can be observed by the trained eye.
Based in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Amy’s work tends to lean toward representation, yet not traditional, be 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 has been interviewed for CBC Art Minute, has had her work featured in a handful of art magazines, and has won awards in several art exhibitions. she actively teaches and demonstrates painting and drawing for all ages in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley and has her work in collections around North America and Internationally.
Creating to stir up from below the surface of our shared experience that which is profoundly human and deeply meaningful, Amy draws and paints the human nude, an incredibly challenging and rich visual subject. Her realistic figures are intertwined with representational, abstract, and imagined form in void and nondescript spaces, as a way to explore the inner emotional and psychological world of the self. Through the traditional and beautiful mediums of mainly charcoal and oil paint, which have been favoured by the masters for centuries, she explores the states of conflict, acceptance, and self-compassion as we wrestle, resist, grieve, love, and discover our resilience and inner strength, and emerge from the darkness more than we were before.