June 25th, 2012

Amy Ringholz’s  year is heating up. This September, the Wyoming-based artist is the Featured Artist of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. Quite a coup for a woman of her age. But Ms. Ringholz is unlike many of her contemporaries, eschewing the typical Western look and bringing bright and bold colors to her wildlife paintings. We have just received three new works to Gallery MAR, pictured below.

"Drifter" by Amy Ringholz, 48" x 24", Oil, 2012

Known for her atypical color combinations and bold, saturated colors, Ms. 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.

"Sightline" by Amy Ringholz, 40" x 30", Oil, 2012

Blessed with a gift, the creative spark and a pure heart, Ms. 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 Amy 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.”

"Pasty" by Amy Ringholz, 36" x 12", Oil, 2012