Amy stewart

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Amy stewart

Originally hailing from Detroit, Michigan, Ms. Stewart earned her ​degree from The College for Creative Studies, majoring in graphic arts ​and illustration. The Lowcountry has been her home since 1989. Her ​25+ years of experience in the visual arts industry includes the role of ​product illustrator, creative director, designer and illustrator for ​traditional advertising agencies, publishing companies, interactive ​media firms and her own Helium design studio.


Ms. Stewart taught at The Art Institute of Charleston for 11 years.

Her dedication to her students earned her the inaugural Art Institute ​Outstanding Faculty Member Award.


Stewart currently works and teaches in her backyard studio and ​instructs various visual art courses at Fort Dorchester High School.

She and her wife live in North Charleston with their 3 dogs, 2 cats,

3 hens, 1 dove, 2 finches, and 2 tortoises.


They are currently transforming a 40-foot school bus into a

moveable teaching studio/residence.


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In my current body of work, I immerse myself in the ​exploration of simplicity and movement, weaving ​together geometric and organic shapes to evoke a sense ​of harmony and dynamism. Drawing inspiration from ​the coordinates on a map, I merge personal experiences ​with abstract representations, inviting viewers to embark ​on a journey through space and memory.


Each piece serves as a personal narrative, a visual ​reflection of my own experiences and emotions, ​expressed through a developing series of works that ​vary in size and medium.



Having previously worked predominantly in realistic ​watercolor, acrylic, and charcoal, I am now returning to ​the realm of handcraft – and stepping away from digital ​design to reconnect with the tactile process of creation. ​Through this shift, I aim to infuse my artwork with a ​renewed sense of authenticity and intimacy, inviting ​viewers to explore the intersection of the personal and ​the universal in every line, shape, and gesture.


By embracing simplicity and movement, geometric and ​organic forms, sinuous line, and a tapestry of personal ​narrative, my work seeks to engage the senses, spark ​curiosity, and inspire reflection on the interconnectedness ​of our experiences and the world around us.


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Rollover

9” x 12”

Ink on paper

The Scene

9” x 12”

Ink on paper

Collection

6” x 8.5” each

Ink on paper

Coordinates

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Motown 1

6” x 8.5”

Ink on paper

Motown 2

6” x 8.5”

Ink on paper

horizontal line

The Suburbs

6” x 8.5”

Ink on paper

Abandoned

6” x 8.5”

Ink on paper

Coordinates

Sketch for “Leaving Laura”

(Las Vegas)

6” x 8.5”

Ballpoint on paper

Sketch for “Nude”

6” x 8.5”

Ballpoint on paper

Collographs

Considering possible collographs ​of many of these images/studies.

Color Studies 1 and 2

6” x 8.5”

Ink, acrylic and pastel on paper

Sketch for future

Coordinates

6” x 8.5” each

Ink on paper

Work in progress

Self Portrait

24” x 30”

Acrylic on Canvas

Sketches/concepts for ​a series of continuous ​line collographs.

Black Eyed Pea

10” x 10”

Oil pastel on paper

other works

XIII Beans

1991

48” x 48”

Oil pastel on canvas

Thirteen Beans

I moved to Charleston in 1989 and was impressed by the women in ​the open market downtown - selling handmade baskets, benne ​wafers, and thirteen-bean mix. They were quite competitive - even ​charmingly aggressive at times. I started painting the beans and ​plan to continue these in the future.

Dozen

9" x 12"

Watercolor

other works

Leaf Pile

6” x 8”

Watercolor

Marbles

6” x 8”

Watercolor