June Artist Work Night

File_000 (34)I’ll be at the studio this Thursday – June 9th for Artist Work Night. I’m not sure what I will work on next. Of late, I have been drawn to musical themes – instruments and lyrics. I’m sure that I will keep going in this direction.

This is my travel pencil/pen box. It totally sums me up – playfulness is something I highly value. My daughter Emma added her touch to this box when she borrowed it for her own use (hello, orange pencil!).  I love that it’s in there – a connection to her earlier days. There’s also a clarinet reed holder in there (not sure why). I still absolutely adore the Powerpuff Girls (Buttercup is my girl). It was fun to get reacquainted with this box when I used it at the Figure Drawing Marathon. Hope to bring more playfulness to my work!

 

clouds in my coffee

This is an oil pastel painting that I did in 2009 “Clouds in my Coffee” – one of my lyric themes.

“Buttons” on display starting 4/11/16

Panama Bay Coffee will be displaying “Buttons” a collection of new paintings by Amy Greenberg  April 11 – May 23, 2016. Meet and greet sessions with the artist will be held on Friday April 29th – 6:30 – 8:00 pm and on Saturday May 7th 1:00 – 2:30 pm at Panama Bay Coffee Co. located at 2115 1st Street, Livermore, CA. 94550.

Amy’s mother kept a collection of buttons in a jar. As a child, Amy was always fascinated by these buttons and spent many hours sorting them by size, color, and personal preference. As an adult, she spent many hours perusing trimming stores in the NYC Garment Center and admiring the vast array of buttons, which seemed to come in every possible color and shape.

Amy enjoys finding appealing color combinations using bright acrylic paints. She also loves the simple design of a button and thought it would be the perfect subject to satisfy her pop art sensibilities. This collection of button paintings was created in 2016.

Amy currently manages a mental health program in Oakland serving youth in Foster Care. She has taken several art classes in San Francisco, Oakland and Pleasanton and finds that doing art is a great way to add balance in her life. Amy is currently working out of the Downtown Art Studio in Livermore, CA. You can reach her at: amyg.artstudio@gmail.com