Featured Artist – Amy O’Hearn

Featured Artist

Amy O’Hearn – New Orleans, LA

Artist Bio:

I’m Amy O’Hearn, a New Orleans artist who works from home. Art has saved my soul. For years, I felt I had no inspiration, I was restrained by a rigid job and completely drained every day. Until I started painting. Through a meditative and intuitive approach, I have ignited my passion and unleashed my creativity. I thrive on the risk and spontaneity of not having a plan before I start to paint, I clear my mind and let the colors and the brush take me away. I find it very fulfilling when other people interpret my art, noticing things I haven’t. When possible, I like to name my paintings after the visions others see.

Artist statement:

My artwork is the culmination of tiny triumphs and mistakes that make it beautiful. I choose different colors and add new layers each time I work on a painting. Each session inspires the choices for the next. I might dislike the shapes or colors one day, but I will keep them in and continue to build until it transforms into something I love. I use a variety of brushes, artist tools and multiple layers that provide texture in my pieces. I especially like to use detail brushes for smooth natural edges, spotting (dots) and subtle combinations of color. When painting subject matter, I like to incorporate the same intuitive approach. The object is the inspiration and my painting is not constrained to the rules of reality. I accomplish this through color choices, not-to-scale sketching, experimenting with the background and the use of bold outlines.

 Soul Elevator Medium Oil on Canvas Size 14 in X 11 in

Soul Elevator
Oil on Canvas
14 in X 11 in
 Rosettes Medium Oil on Wood board Size 26 in X 17 in

Oil on Wood board
26 in X 17 in
 Lady of the Forest Medium Oil on Canvas Size 14 in X 11 in

Lady of the Forest
Oil on Canvas
14 in X 11 in
 Wind and Waves Medium Acrylic on Canvas Size 12 in X 12 in

Wind and Waves
Acrylic on Canvas
12 in X 12 in

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