Amy Schilling is a long time Telluride local with formal training at Parsons School of Design in New York. She has a background in jewelry design, however petroglyphs and encaustic painting truly shape her philosophy and work. The process of encaustic painting parallels both physical and emotional movement. As layer upon layer of natural beeswax is heated and fused with fire, a new color and texture evolves, and a unique experience for each viewer unfolds.
Each of her encaustic paintings are paired with a mystical poem, which brings a deeper reality to her work. Her paintings are also characterized by petroglyphs from ancient cultures that she has drawn on-site from various places across the globe, such as Capo di Ponte, Italy. Amy searches for the extraordinary in the ordinary and is devoted to art that transcends boundaries in geography, time, and culture.