Amy Brodie Osborne was born in Portland, Oregon and raised in the Beaverton area. Amy started painting watercolors in her teens after taking an art class in high school. She continued with college art courses at Portland State University.
In 2011 she branched out focusing on bolder acrylics – landscapes, florals and abstracts. “I just love the feel of the brush, the tools and the contrast of colors. I love bold conspicuous lines, but I often challenge myself to blend and soften acrylics seamlessly from one color to the next.” She says.
Her earlier watercolors were definitely influenced by The Impressionists. Her bold abstracts could be attributed to her admiration of the Mexican muralists; having seen many frescos while attending the University of Guadalajara in Mexico. Amy says “but nothing takes my breath away like Northwest Coast Native art. I feel a deep appreciation for and have been studying formline design since taking a native art course in the 80s.”
She volunteers her design and creative abilities to various non-profit groups and has donated many paintings to fundraisers, auctions and galas. In the past year Amy has had several solo exhibits, created an educational display for Washington County Cooperative Library Services, displayed artwork in many Oregon businesses, and even had an art booth at the local farmer’s market. Amy’s motivation is God, nature, music, and the circle of people in her life.
“My desire is that my paintings give you years of enjoyment. I enjoy knowing your views and feelings when you look at my paintings. Every painting has a story and I’m delighted to share it with you.” – Amy