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Time After Time | 33x63
Time After Time | 33x63
$7,700.00
Encaustic on Panel, Framed
30"H x 60"W
32.25"H x 62.25"W Framed
Here's To Us | 36x36
Here's To Us | 36x36
$5,000.00
Encaustic on Panel
37.5"H x 37.5"W x 2.5"D framed
I Know It's For the Best | 24x24
I Know It's For the Best | 24x24
$3,000.00
Encaustic on Panel
25.5"H x 25.5"W x 2.5"D framed
Before Sunset | 36x12
Before Sunset | 36x12
$2,200.00
Encaustic on Panel
36"H x 12"W x 1.7"D
Bits and Pieces VI | 10x10
Bits and Pieces VI | 10x10
$750.00
Encaustic on Panel
10"H x 10"W x 1.5"D, Framed
2021
Bits and Pieces V | 10x10
Bits and Pieces V | 10x10
$750.00
Encaustic on Panel
10"H x 10"W x 1.5"D, Framed
2021
Bits and Pieces IV | 10x10
Bits and Pieces IV | 10x10
$750.00
Encaustic on Panel
10"H x 10"W x 1.5"D, Framed
2021
Evermore II | 8x10
Evermore II | 8x10
$700.00
Encaustic on Panel, Framed
8"H x 10"W
*Telluride Gallery*
Evermore I | 8x10
Evermore I | 8x10
$700.00
Encaustic on Panel, Framed
8"H x 10"W
*Telluride Gallery*
This Must Be the Place *Sold*
This Must Be the Place *Sold*
$0.00
Encaustic on Panel
60"H x 30"W
**SOLD**
Winter Silence  *Sold*
Winter Silence *Sold*
$0.00
Oil on Wood Panel
60"H x 30"W x 2"D
2018
**SOLD**
Winter Chill  *Sold*
Winter Chill *Sold*
$0.00
Encaustic on Panel
13.5"H x 13.5"W x 2.5"D framed
2021
**SOLD**
Out of the Darkness *Sold*
Out of the Darkness *Sold*
$0.00
Encaustic on Panel
19.5"H x 19.5"W x 2.5"D framed
**SOLD**
Just for a Moment VI *Sold*
Just for a Moment VI *Sold*
$0.00
Encaustic on Panel
11.5"H x 11.5"W x 2.5"D framed
2021
**SOLD**
Just for a Moment V *Sold*
Just for a Moment V *Sold*
$0.00
Encaustic on Panel
11.5"H x 11.5"W x 2.5"D framed
2021
**SOLD**
Amy Van Winkle | 12x12 | Just for a Moment IV
Amy Van Winkle | 12x12 | Just for a Moment IV
$0.00
Encaustic on Panel
11.5"H x 11.5"W x 2.5"D framed
2021
*Kerrville Gallery*
In the Name of Love VII  *Sold*
In the Name of Love VII *Sold*
$0.00
Encaustic on Panel
8.5"H x 6.5"W x 2.5"D framed
2021
**SOLD**
In the Name of Love VI  *Sold*
In the Name of Love VI *Sold*
$0.00
Encaustic on Panel
8.5"H x 6.5"W x 2.5"D framed
2021
**SOLD**
In the Name of Love IV  *Sold*
In the Name of Love IV *Sold*
$0.00
Encaustic on Panel
8.5"H x 6.5"W x 2.5"D framed
2021
**SOLD**
Bits & Pieces III  *Sold*
Bits & Pieces III *Sold*
$0.00
Encaustic on Panel
10"H x 10"W, Unframed
11.5"H x 11.5"W, Framed
**SOLD**
Bits & Pieces II  *Sold*
Bits & Pieces II *Sold*
$0.00
Encaustic on Panel
10"H x 10"W, Unframed
11.5"H x 11.5"W, Framed
**SOLD**
Bits & Pieces I  *Sold*
Bits & Pieces I *Sold*
$0.00
Encaustic on Panel
10"H x 10"W, Unframed
11.5"H x 11.5"W, Framed
**SOLD**
Falling Like The Stars  *Sold*
Falling Like The Stars *Sold*
$0.00
Encaustic on Panel
40.5"H x 28.5"W, Framed
**SOLD**
Perfectly Imperfect  *Sold*
Perfectly Imperfect *Sold*
$0.00
Encaustic on Panel
49.5"H x 25.5"W, Framed
**SOLD**
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Artist Biography

Amy was born in Norwood, MA.  After a few moves and the tragic loss of her brother Peter, her family settled in the suburbs of Chicago when she was seven. Her early artistic pursuits involved spending hours in her room with a pencil and a sketchpad. In her 20’s, she began creating very controlled and structured mixed media work on canvas utilizing old textbooks, dictionaries and acrylic paint.

In 2000, Amy moved to Hong Kong and began exploring Southeast Asia. This experience opened up a whole new world of art, culture and the desire for exploration. She opened up a home décor shop & art gallery in Chicago in September of 2001. It’s during this time she started showing and selling her work.

Amy is a self-taught artist. She now works mainly in the medium of Encaustic. Although she creates quite spontaneously, there’s always a hint of structure and control to her paintings. Space, time and transition are common themes in her work.  She moved with her family to Santa Fe, NM in 2016. They also have a home in Telluride they frequent as often as possible. The mountains, sunsets and blue skies of New Mexico and Colorado have a huge influence on Amy’s paintings.

Amy is represented by galleries in the U.S. as well as Taiwan. She is widely collected in both private and corporate collections. She lives full-time in Santa Fe with her husband Mike, son Declan and two dogs, Seamus and Oliver.

Artist Statement

It's simple; I create art because it makes me happy. I try not to overthink the process of what I'm painting and let my intuition be my guide. My paintings become a dialog of layers, with transparent and opaque details. Some of these layers will be sealed in the history of the painting while others will be revealed through heating and scraping the surface. There's a distinct relationship between the layers of my paintings and my own life experiences. Choosing to reveal certain elements of my history and keeping certain memories hidden and private.

As I layer paint, I work towards creating a refined aesthetic. However, there's always an element of surprise when my torch hits the surface. This plays perfectly on my conflicting need for control and desire for spontaneity at the same time. The surfaces I create look delicate, yet they have endured a history of scraping and heating. The intricacy of the medium, the allure of patiently layering material and the subtle touch of fire combine to create a luminous surface. My intention is to create paintings that instantly capture attention and then lure the viewer into a place of awareness, investigation and contemplation.