Amy Albright grew up in Lostwithiel, Cornwall and graduated from University College Falmouth with a BA hons in Fine Art in 2007. You may be transported to a misty evergreen lakeside, a distant coastal cliff shrouded by mist or deep underwater in a turquoise expanse. Amy Albright’s subjects can be vast, sometimes veering towards abstract, other times recognisable landscapes, but there is always an element of intrigue and unknown.
A subtle tonal ranges of colour is used, an inky consistency of oil paint caresses the canvas, often creating misty, watery, unclear images that are half imagined, half real.
“Layering the paint, starting off loose, I use expressive gestural marks outlining my composition and then begin a timely process of ‘reining it in’ by blending, fading, pouring and glazing the oil paint in numerous layers, as though an atmospheric cloud has enveloped. Sometimes I incorporate dendrite branch like details as an anchor in an otherwise ethereal world, or the patterns of the way water finds it way though sand on the shore.An explorer and lover of the natural world, the underwater world and the ever changing elements; I take inspiration from my travels, recently Iceland and the dynamic changing weather, tides and coastline of Cornwall where I live. The boundaries of where land and water merge is an ongoing and perhaps never ending focus for the artist.”