In this mysterious internal landscape, where our experiences are not solid, knowable objects, where our feelings come and go, and where our deeper selves reside, my work explores what it feels like to be human, alive, female, with all the vulnerability, yearning, resilience, and complexity inherent inside us.
I have explored many mediums, yet consistently return to charcoal and oil paint, both elements that well support the physical realization of the ideas with which I grapple. In the studio I draw upon the written word, imagination, and photographs as a starting point, and use the nude human body as a figurative representation of the deeper self.
About the Artist
Largely a self-taught artist who has leaned heavily on research, reading, and studying the works of important artists, Amy J. Dyck’s work is a unique mix of representational and expressionism, and strives to express something deeper in the human experience than can be observed by the trained eye.
Based in the Fraser Valley, Amy’s art 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.