Current DisplayLedyard Gallery:
Blue Moon Mandalascope by Amy Fortier
Mandalascopes and Faux-zaicsino by Amy Fortier
On Exhibit: Saturday, October 1 through Tuesday, November 29
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 2 from 2-4pm
Amy Fortier writes:
I am a self-taught artist attracted to repeating patterns and color (lots and lots of color). I find inspiration in everything from henna tattoos to stained glass to Moroccan tile to nature. My images are all drawn freehand, with a little help from some stencils and rulers, and no two are the same. My favorite part is seeing how the colors I’ve chosen work together to create something new. I never know how things will turn out when I start and that is what keeps me creating.
The work in this exhibit features some of my newer pieces, what I’ve called “mandalascopes” (mandala + kaleidoscope), which are focused on multiple layers of both color and pattern. I’ve also created several landscapes overlaid with mandalas (mandalascapes). Other pieces are my “faux-zaics” (fake mosaics) with which I get to create tile work without the mess. The octopuses? I just like them, and they lend themselves well to the shapes and patterns I enjoy drawing.
There's nothing inherently deep or meaningful about my work, except what an individual might find for themselves. My eyes are simply drawn to pattern and color and I can't help bringing more of both into the world.
When not painting I bring my creative talents to my work as a personal trainer at the River Valley Club and to the stage through North Country Community Theatre (NCCT).
Display Cases in October:
Cafe Area Case: Cine Salon's 20th Anniversary.
Teen Area Case: Tech Toy Discovery!
Ledyard Gallery in December: Watercolors by Marion Kummel.