Amy Anderson is a Seattle based artist that lives and works on Capitol Hill. Her art training began at the University of Washington where she received a BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Art primarily focusing on painting and printmaking. In 2005, she received a Masters in teaching from Seattle University and began he career as an art teacher at Holy Names Academy. For the last 7 years she has taught young women the fundamentals of painting, drawing, photography, graphic design, and ceramics. The academic calendar allows her to spend the summer months painting and creating new portfolio pieces.
Anderson works in a variety of mediums such oil, acrylic, ink, watercolor, collage, clay, scratchboard, and printmaking. Her work is a fusion of materials and processes and develops the relationship of representational imagery with abstract forms. In many of her pieces, there is an exploration of highly saturated colors and in other works, the absence of color which allows the viewer a more textural experience. She is inspired by patterns, prints and textile design, as well as traditional figure drawings. The subject matter within her pieces evolves from day to day interactions with her students, peers, strangers, the landscape, and with the beautiful chaos and irony around her.