I paint in a very intuitive way, responding to the unpredictability of using oil paint in a fluid, playful manner. I am drawn to areas where land and water meet, I travel, take photos and research but my imaginary abstract landscapes form only when the act of painting begins; by layering paint glazes, pouring, imprinting and accentuating previous marks. Amy Albright 2018

Subaqueous echo 120 x 150cm Oil on canvas    ‘A love of the earths movements and ever-changing landscapes inspires Amy just as much as where she lives and travels. Passionate about the elements and the evolution of them, the layering techniques used to create her paintings creates a sense of place that embodies a sense of untouched naturalism. A recent trip to Iceland saw her work become flushed with soft browns and pearly, violet whites that represent the active volcanic landscapes. At her studio at Krowji, an impressive large piece of translucent turquoises and glowing blushes of soft white embodying dark threads of deep blues and purples evoke her perceptions of the sea. Amy’s Paintings continue to give a unique and graceful perspective on the world we live in. ’  Alex Saunders, Editor at My Cornwall Magazine 2018

Subaqueous echo 120 x 150cm Oil on canvas

‘A love of the earths movements and ever-changing landscapes inspires Amy just as much as where she lives and travels. Passionate about the elements and the evolution of them, the layering techniques used to create her paintings creates a sense of place that embodies a sense of untouched naturalism. A recent trip to Iceland saw her work become flushed with soft browns and pearly, violet whites that represent the active volcanic landscapes. At her studio at Krowji, an impressive large piece of translucent turquoises and glowing blushes of soft white embodying dark threads of deep blues and purples evoke her perceptions of the sea. Amy’s Paintings continue to give a unique and graceful perspective on the world we live in. ’ Alex Saunders, Editor at My Cornwall Magazine 2018

"Albright has developed a visual language that alludes to the interconnecting natural forms and patterns that surround us. Her paintings communicate an intimate view of the intangible and ambiguous in nature. Numerous sources are explored and referenced in her work: meteorological, astronomical, satellite and microscopic imagery, as well as her own investigative photographs. But it is the underwater, reflections and more particularly the layers from the river bed/sea to the light reflections on the surface that inspire Albright‘s elemental vision.

 In paintings of great richness and sensitivity she allows glimpses into a world that is not immediately apparent to the naked eye, they only start to reveal their secrets when we are prepared to give more than a cursory glance. With careful looking minute fragments and traces that seem mysteriously familiar emerge out of deep, luminous, translucent surfaces of colour; fragile aqueous shapes, beads of glowing light, and threads that float up out of turquoise or blue expanse hint at a primal universe locked deep in consciousness. All sense of scale is thrown into question; everything becomes blurred in an intimate unconstrained luminescence.

 There is a refined purity of purpose about her painting process; works evolve by allowing and capturing elements of chance, and balancing this with an intuitive response to previous marks. Layering, pouring, imprinting, accentuating and tuning takes place in the studio, methods that seem as organic as the subject itself, as if the work is imitating nature's ephemeral flux." Martin Gould

Words taken from 'Art of England' Publication Issue 80, April 2011

 

Amy in her Krowji Studio 2018

Amy in her Krowji Studio 2018

Fragile lands, 61 x 91cm oil on canvas

Fragile lands, 61 x 91cm oil on canvas