Amy Scoggins is an Arkansas native, mother, and second generation painter and educator. She paints on location, investigating a broad range of story-telling subjects with interest in the human figure, architecture, plein air, and narrative themes of motherhood and medical advocacy.
Amy earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Missouri State, Masters of Secondary Education from Drury University, and now works from her studio in Fort Smith where she lives with her husband and 2 teenage children. She exhibits and teaches throughout the state and has received national honors from organizations such as the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society.
As a contemporary oil painter, I work from direct observation and my studio expands to wherever I am capable of hauling my equipment. I work simultaneously through a variety of genres: plein air, still life, and figure-based narratives, drawn especially to desolate spaces and untold stories. This continual pivot in my studio practice serves to keep me inspired as the developing pieces influence one another in unexpected ways.
Though usually working in traditional oil painting methods, my paintings have begun to leave the canvas and spread into three dimensional space with experimental mixed-media combinations with oil painting and sculpture. I paint to build stories that invite viewers into the world that I see…sometimes that story is so large that it can not be contained on a flat canvas
currently on exhibit
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