Amy O’Hearn – New Orleans, LA
Amy O’Hearn is a New Orleans, Louisiana artist who uses a meditative and intuitive approach in her paintings. She thrives on the risk and spontaneity of not having a plan before starting to paint, she simply clears her mind and lets the colors and the brush take her away. Amy finds it very fulfilling when other people interpret her art, noticing things she hadn’t intended. She often names her paintings after the visions others see and views her role as a conduit for their experience.
Her artwork is the culmination of tiny triumphs and mistakes that make it beautiful. She chooses different colors and adds new layers throughout her creative process; each session inspires the choices for the next. When painting subject matter, Amy likes to incorporate the same intuitive approach. The object is the inspiration and the painting is not limited to the rules of reality.
Amy’s goal is to capture the essence of perfect imperfection and self love that nurtures growth, countering the cultural pressures to change who we are to fit others’ expectations.