Coming from a family history rich with painters and creative artists and bringing a strong Midwest work ethic, Ringholz gravitates to art naturally. As a result, she brings a sense of boundless joy and energy to her work. Friends and acquaintances of the artist personally attest to experiencing the fun, excitement and wonder of “Amy’s world.”
Over the last few years, Ringholz has taken the Western fine art scene by storm and has established herself as one of the must-have artists for collectors from Jackson Hole to New York City. Her energetic canvases and vivid imagination combine to create an inspired array of animals, each with their own playful personalities.
Known for her atypical color combinations and bold, saturated colors, Ringholz palette begins with earth tones and then often advances bravely to cartoon/crayon hues. In addition, her animal subjects seem to display human qualities that engage the viewer through the power of personality and eye contact.
Blessed with a gift, the creative spark and a pure heart, Ringholz brings her journey of discovery to her art. Her unique process; drawing in ink then adding colors inspired by the west, brings her renditions of the animal kingdom to life. In her own words she believes, “I have an exciting road ahead and cannot wait to see what the future of my artwork holds. I am dedicated to painting with passion and letting the artwork evolve and grow. I am so thankful for my God-given talents and so happy to be using them. May my passion for following dreams come through my paintings and move you towards yours.”
Ringholz was selected to be the Featured Artist at the 2012 Fall Arts Festival in Jackson Hole, WY. This incredible honor makes her the youngest artist ever chosen, and the first female artist in to win this honor in more than 15 years. In 2005, Ringholz was chosen as one of Southwest Art’s “21 Under 31 Emerging Artists.”
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, The Trail of Painted Ponies, Yellowstone Association, Glacier Institute, Earthfire Institute, Petsmart Charities, Jackson Hole Art Association, Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, Art For Orphans, Jackson Hole Winter Festival, pARTners
BFA in Drawing/Art Education: Bowling Green State University, OH 1995-1999
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1997
After a three month sabbatical of volunteer work in South Africa in 2009, Amy returned enriched, inspired, changed and eager to begin her new collection of works. “I want to capture what I have seen and learned and allow my animals to tell stories of tradition, dreams, symbolism and of coming together. I am moving from portraiture and towards relationships and storytelling. Africa may not be front and center in my new work, but rather found in subtle undertones hinting at the profound impact it has had on my life.”