After graduating with a BFA Honours degree in 2008 Amy Shackleton has exhibited paintings in New York, London Montreal and Calgary. In 2010 Amy received a Signature Art Awards at Degree Art Gallery in London and nominated for the 2010 and 2011 Palm Art Awards in Germany.
At first when I saw the paintings I was just mesmerised simply due to their sheer beauty. I love how in certain places in the artwork paint had merged together naturally, creating a beautiful marble effect. There are no defined brush strokes and the use of colour is phenomenal – colours that are not often associated with city life and buildings bring a refreshing touch to these paintings.
When I later researched and found out the technique in which these beautiful pieces are created I fell in love with them even more. I was shocked to find out that the main tool Amy uses to create her masterpieces (after paint and a canvas of course) is… gravity! She simply applies the paint with squeeze bottles and rotates her canvas to guide each drip as it falls down the surface.
It’s amazing how after knowing this I appreciate her artwork even more – it just makes you see her work in a completely new light. She is a true inspiration.