About

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Amy Cripps received her BFA, drawing major, from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2002 and has since lived and maintained a studio practice in Victoria, BC. While her works are mostly paint on canvas or board, Amy thinks of her process in drawing terms rather than painting. Drawing from modern elements of abstraction and combining spatial constellations from life, she weaves a narrative into a traditionally formal process. Process itself is also a major focus in Amy’s work by using and celebrating mixed materials such as paint, paper, found collage elements and drawing tools. Each work is an investigation of relationships between colour, line, implied space, contrast & balance, texture, movement, and visual mapping. More recently, Amy has also been interested in crochet and weaving practices and experimenting with adding pattern as an additional layer in her two dimensional work. By translating a traditionally feminine practice into her drawing process, Amy shares both her personal regard for history & craft while challenging the interpretive barriers of working in an abstract expressionist style.

In 2017, Amy started Margie Bella – a hand-painted accent cushion company.

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Amy it’s been a long time but I finally found you. I hope you are doing well! Your art just keeps getting better!
    Steven

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