Amy Glisan | Artist Statement
Her paintings are acrylic on clayboard – a wood board that is coated with a thin layer of kaolin clay. She etches the drawing into the board and then builds up thin layers of paint around the lines. Her focus is on lines, color combinations, and interesting shapes and the way they fill the space. The technique gives her work a distinct look that combines modern whimsical imagery with the depth and patina of an antique. Her subject matter is mainly flowers and fruit, some drawn from life or memory, but many drawn from her imagination. Inspiration comes from such varied sources as Early American folk art, gothic architecture, art Nouveau, and antique carpet and textile design, as well as modern painters like Paul Klee and Joan Miró.