I love to observe, and interpret in paint, moments of life and stories told in the natural beauty of the landscape, people going about their daily lives, and the harmony of objects in a still life.
I am a contemporary realist oil painter influenced by the American and Russian impressionist painters of the 19th and 20th century. I want to connect my viewers through the story of color harmonies, light, and of the beauty in nature and humankind. It's in the interpretation of subject matter that the true magic happens. I find it definitely more exciting that my paintings let the viewer either add or finish my story, whether it be a feeling of connection to a person, place, and time or a pleasing arrangement of colorful objects, flowers, and fruit. The words of the poet Jerzy Kosinski say it best, “The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.”
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My favorite book is...
too many to name, but I did truly love "The Signature of all Things"
The last show I binge watched was...
Outlander (although I don't binge watch, I enjoyed the journey!)
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Amy Iversen was raised in Baltimore County, MD and currently lives in Chester Springs, PA. She holds a BS in Studio Art with a minor in Art History and an MA Ed in Museum Studies. In 2017, she attained Master Craftsmen in Enamel Jewelry status with the PA Guild of Craftsmen. She is a contemporary realist oil painter and jewelry artist. She has trained under many wonderful painters such as; Natalie Italiano of Studio Incamminati, Lori Putnam, Anne Blair Brown, Sarah Sedwick, and Jean Brinton Jaecks. Her paintings, filled with color and light, are much like her love of the impressionist painters of the 19th and 20th centuries. Her subject matter includes still life, landscape, and figurative scenes.
"I love to capture, and interpret in paint, the stories told in the natural beauty of a landscape or people enjoying a day at the beach!"