Artist Bio: Amy Dury studied BA Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art (1993–97) and an MA Fine Art at University of Brighton(2000–02).
She works in oil and acrylic paint, alongside drawing and mixed media.
Recent notable events include appearing on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year ’21, and accepted for the 2021 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. In March 2021 she conducted a livestream portrait painting session for the Tate Instagram. She was chosen to respond to Edvard Munch print for Society of Scottish Artists 22/23 Annual Show. In December 2022 she was a guest interviewee on John Daltons art podcast.
As a painter, Amy extracts figures from photographs from the pre-digital age as a starting point.
These can be found family photographs or home movies. Watching these personal films , she instinctively stops them on frames that resonate. These images often relate topeoples roles in society, the hierarchies and dynamics of power.
There is a strong idea of colour to begin, using both oil and acrylic paint. Her background as a printmaker informs her use of layers and structure, yet she allows the process to move and evolve the work as it is constructed.