Virtual online Show see below 2014 Show Schedule starting to unfold March 21-23 Paradise City, Marlborough, Ma.
April 10-13 Main St. Fort Worth, Tx
Amy Gillespie is a Boston area based artist who creates sculptural wall pieces with felt, paint and wood. Her pieces are painterly, impressionistic reflections of nature.
Virtual Show: Work for sale to the right
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(Prices do not include shipping)
My work is considered innovative. I combine felt, paint and wood. I have developed this process through years of experimentation and exploration. I love the intense color and texture achieved by wet-felting raw wool. My wall pieces are at once art, craft and design. My background lies in fiber, but I’ve always been fascinated by wood. In order to achieve integration between the materials, I allow the wood to set the tone for the piece. As I use a router to create the channel which houses the felt inlay, my mind is racing with ideas for the color, form and composition the felt will take as I inlay it as cross-sections into the channel. The paint changes the soft nature of the edges of the felt and enhances the color, taking fiber to a more sculptural place. My pieces are screaming to be touched with their color and texture.
Work Sold The works to the right are already sold, but may be used as inspiration for commissioned pieces.
When I can fit them into my schedule, I am happy to work with you to co-create a custom piece that suits your space. I have done numerous custom pieces and can provide references.
There are numerous ways to approach a commission. The images to the right represent work I have created over the past few years and may serve as a reference point for a similar commissioned piece. To quote a price, I will need the overall dimensions and wood you are interested in, plus depending on the composition, either photographs of a scene or swatches for color in the case of an abstract design.
I have found that commissions require a lot of extra work in terms of communications and my own efforts in trying to determine what you are expecting as well as making swatches and sending wood samples. Pricing is commensurate with these efforts and pieces typically cost a bit more than similar sized works you may see at a show.
My terms: A 50% non refundable deposit to begin. The balance plus shipping is due upon completion. If you are not happy with the finished piece, there are 2 options. First, I can make another piece for you for an additional 25%. Secondly, you can apply the money paid towards any piece available on my site or at a show.
To commission a piece of my art please contact me via e-mail:
2013, FOFC Highland Park, Best mixed media 2012, St. Louis Art Fair, 2nd place, mixed media
2011, St. Louis Art Fair, 1st Place, mixed media 2009, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Fair on the Square, Best 2D mixed media 2009, Wells St. Art Show, Chicago: Best 2D mixed media 2008, Kansas City Plaza Show: Best in Show, Gold award (1 of 3) 2008, Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania: Top 10 in Show
Exhibits and notable shows
"150x150", group show Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA. 2012,2011,2009 "Three Muses", group show Ellen Miller Gallery, Boston, Ma. Feb. 2012 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, 2013 Cherry Creek Art Festival, 2011 St. Louis Art Festival,2013, 2012,2011,2010 Main St. Ft. Worth, 2012 Long's Park Art Fair, 2011,2010 Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City, 2012,2009,2008 Washington Craft Show 2013,2012 Lakefront Festival of the Arts 2012
Thank you for all of your great support and feedback for my work, and of course, feel free to call to discuss commissions.