Unique, one of a kind artworks to inspire and make you Happy.
I love art.
Art is engaging, expressing, discovering, experimenting, sharing.
There is no wrong in art so I believe everyone can do art in a variety of forms.
That is what I do.
I experiment and play and sometimes fail but more importantly I learn and am a perpetual learner.
I am messy and out of my messes comes beauty and form and light and line.
There is no one medium for me.
It changes with my moods.
My expressions and impressions come out in paintings and drawings and encaustic wax and oil and collage.
I like to see and smell and feel each piece.
Art should be shared and enjoyed and I love to not only show but teach and play and learn with children and all ages.
Amy Stielstra is a fine artist, illustrator and art educator living in Franklin, Tennessee.
Her work spans an eclectic mix of subjects and media including watercolor, pen and ink, pastel, oil, acrylic, collage/mixed media and Encaustic Paint: a technique that involves painting in layers with hot bees wax to which pigments have been added.
Amy also works as a scribe where she uses her art talents to perform Visual Note-taking during a talk or presentation.
An award-winning visual artist, Amy's work has appeared in books, magazines and national advertising. In addition to Graphic Art, Amy also creates and shows fine art in a variety of media. Interactive pieces she produced while serving as the first Teaching Artist in the Arts Council of Williamson County's Artist-in-Residence program were featured in The Tennessean. Amy enjoys giving back by serving with the YMCA Art Embrace program. Watkins School or Art Kids Program, Creative Arts Academy and Kids On Stage Fine Arts Camp to teach art to school children throughout middle Tennessee. Amy also designs and builds sets for Childrens Theatre and Williamson County Schools and teaches Recycled Art to children at The People's Church in Franklin, Tennessee.