Amy Weil studied at Tyler school of art in Philadelphia, PA and earned her BFA in painting. She painted in oils producing large semi abstract paintings and was inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Norfolk Connecticut, during her residency at Yale Norfolk School of art. Amy switched over to encaustic painting after discovering it’s wonderful translucent as well as opaque qualities and has been hooked ever since. The encaustic process has allowed Amy to explore landscape on a more abstract and deeper level by spontaneously inscribing, scraping and adding wax that allude to and reflect on the natural process of nature.
Amy is now a member of the 440 Gallery in Park Slope Brooklyn. you can follow her on Instagram at #circles_and_grids
Artist Statement Amy.firstname.lastname@example.org (646) 246-6247 I find that the process involved in encaustic painting is both intuitive and direct. I use a layering and scraping process, allowing the colors and images to emerge in unexpected ways. I also spontaneously inscribe into the wax in ways that reflect the natural world. Circles, chains and rubber bands in my paintings are metaphors for relationships and how we relate to people and our surroundings. The relationship of time and space also intrigues me and this process of inscribing, scraping and adding wax, parallels the idea of time being circular rather then linear. The encaustic process allows the viewer to see the past, present and future all at once, as each layer is transparent and reveals the layer beneath.
b. 1969, Red Bank, NJ
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY