Amy Cannady is featured in our current exhibition
Tempest, on view through November 10th.
View more of her work here.
In Amy Cannady's work, tension and serenity coexist, inviting the viewer to consider life's mysteries and ambiguities. Through a process of reduction and layering, she allows line and form to emerge, disappearing again into obscurity and creating a sense of time and space. The natural world and relationships have been the artist's key inspirations. Her childhood spent in the rolling hills and woods of Southern Indiana informs the spiritual landscapes she paints. Cannady now creates her abstract paintings from her studio in Dallas, Texas.
"When I paint, my brushstrokes become a personal language. I don't look for control, but rather for the natural rhythms that reveal themselves in the painting and in the process. I then allow the process to unfold naturally on its own. For me, this leaves little room for dogmatic interpretation. When I'm done, I consider the finished work a spiritual journey."
Amy Cannady holds a BFA from Southern Methodist University, where she completed her postgraduate studies in art. Having painted in Sante Fe, Florida, the Midwest, and currently Dallas, her paintings have been exhibited nationally and are in collections all over the world.