Master | Instructor | Mentor
Amy Dryer attended the Alberta College of Art and Design, the Glasgow School of Art (Scotland) and the Fine Art program at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts.
In 2008, she was on the cover of Avenue Magazine as Calgary’s Best and then was featured again in their 2016 Top 40 Under 40 issue. She’s also been profiled in Essential Magazine, Galleries West and on CTV. She’s completed artist residencies at Emma Lake, Saskatchewan, in 2009, The Banff Centre, Alberta, in 2013, Reykjavik, Iceland, in 2017, and Berlin, Germany, in 2018.
Recently, Dryer has been creating a new body of paintings called ‘Studio Hours’: time spent in the studio during Covid 2020. Amy’s paintings are in a number of collections throughout Canada and the US, including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts public art collection. Amy is based in Calgary, AB.
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For Emerging Artists
Am I An Emerging Artist?
As an emerging artist, you have been painting regularly and feel fairly confident in your one unique style.
You've taken workshops/courses and have already been selling your work to friends, family, and in community shows, markets and beyond.
Now you're ready to take it to the next level!
YOU'RE INTERESTED IN:
- art critiques - getting expert feedback on your artwork
- selling - learn how to sell your artwork
- building your brand and marketing, leveraging social media well
- earning a steady income in an unsteady economy
- how to approach galleries and/or go solo successfully
- business skills - learn the mechanics of creating and sustaining a business as an artist
- production - studio set-up and time management to maximize production
- art licensing - what products to create, how to find a reputable producer
More than an Art Workshop
WHAT TO EXPECT
videoconference session with MASTER ARTIST, NAVIGATOR and small group
INFORMATIVE INTERACTIVE and HONEST conversations
Additional 1-hr session mid-month with NAVIGATOR and GROUP. Navigator permanently assigned to your group, accountable for your growth trajectory
CONFIDENTIAL discussion board for you and your group, with 24hr access to session RECORDINGS
CHOOSE a new Master Artist every 6 to 8 months to bring NEW EXPERTISE and SKILL TRAINING
About The Artist
My gestural style – characteristic of German Expressionism – emphasizes the subjective expression of inner experiences. The truest picture of a moment – the figure of a place – occurs in a balanced abstraction of everyday perspectives. To convey this I combine line, form and colour to represent and yet slightly distort my subject matter. This creates a field of view that is both familiar and enigmatic.
Amy Dryer is represented by galleries across Canada; her work also shows in private collections in the Czech Republic, Santa Barbara, New York, and Barbados.
Dryer’s paintings have been purchased by the Heritage Property Purchase Award and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Public Collection.
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