I joined a group of painters in the Piedmont region of Italy this June, to explore its beauty through paint. Each day was magical - painting plein air at a villa or palazzo or garden. All arranged by the fantastic Julio Panisello of Roofless Painters. Retreating to...
Yeah yeah. You're asking: Who wants to rotisserie themselves in Ojai in August? Weather.com is predicting a mild 82. But even on the hottest days, hearing my fountains cools me down and brings a sense of tranquility. I built my first fountain over ten years ago,...
I have new large work in assemblage and deepened layers...still all live art. Plumbing and celebrating the connected soul system...I'll have things large and small..and curious to hear from one and all ...please do visit my studio this Saturday Aug 12 , 10-5 pm at 203...
Summer has taken me far afield this year - to villas and lakes and mountain roads. I adore this season, but sometimes find it hard to get back into the studio. When I did, I found myself painting in summer tones of watery blues and pinky creams, all with a lot of...
I'm looking forward to opening my studio on August 12 as part of Ojai Studio Art's Second Saturday series. I'll be sharing new work in both jewelry and 3-D mixed media. The center of my studio is a custom worktable with many compartments. It serves as a hub which...
You can visit TWO renown landscape artists in one location during the Second Saturday Meiners Oaks mini tour on Saturday, August 12. Bert Collins is a master landscape artist who has been painting with oils and pastels and teaching in her Ojai studio for the past 27...
Stuff we can learn from a pot
I heard this voice exclaiming to my husband, I like drawing! I really do! I love it!
He laughed and I so did I as I realized that it was my voice.
Using rusty objects along with crystals, gold paint, and designer fabrics, Dorte Bistrup creates new work that she calls “rough luxe” art.
Duane Dammeyer shows stone sculptures which had been in a gallery near Santa Fe.
‘Heartfelt’ in Kansas Limestone 9″x7″x3″
Come see what’s new in my studio.
Milky Way artwork juried into local competition
I LOVE compliments….
Sometimes I’ll start out with an idea – about the interconnectedness of nature, say, or the way landscapes are so often used as promotion in the exploitation or settling of wild lands. But then the tools take over, the paint starts moving and honestly I’m not thinking at all. Painting for me is a feeling, an experience, a devotional practice that exists way beyond words.
Please view the exhibition online: 2023 Spring Exhibition
Making pottery is a multi-step process that consists of throwing, trimming, bisque firing, glazing, and glaze firing.
I am excited to show my new work
Every time I do something new I’m in love with it, it’s like my best work. And then a new piece comes and takes over.
Boston Harbor Time Lapse & Images
New Studio Debut!
Inspiration for Insight exhibit
"Ojai-based artist Marie McKenzie places sustainability at the heart of her practice. Using salvaged wood and other earth-friendly materials, McKenzie creates abstract and figurative representations of marine flora and fauna with loving detail. This February, McKenzie...
umbrellas coming out of the closet along with a rainbow of color.
February 11 Free Mini OSA Tour – West End Ojai (Oak View Neighborhood)
Sign up for my “Mystic” Painting Workshop at Beatrice Woods.
I am back at work in my studio
The group show “Insights” will be exhibited at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts featuring members of Ojai Studio Artists. January 21 – March 11, 2023 The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is Open to the Public Fri, Sat, & Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. 8585...
Looking back on my years of photographing in NYC I realized I have B&W portraits that lay out history and life in the 1980's and early 90's. Barbara Walters death triggered my memories of this photograph and sent me back to my files. A gold mine of history awaited...
Ojai Valley News Holidays Coloring Page by Amy Lynn Stevenson
I'm getting back into portraiture and I have a new twelve minute portrait series started of people around Ojai. This week I painted at the Vine downtown during the cocktail hour, and we had a great turnout. I'll also be painting individuals in other locations. You can...
I am currently exhibiting my Multi-Media Figurative paintings at the OVA Gallery. Ojai Valley Artists Gallery 238 E. Ojai Ave Phone 805 646-1109 11-5pm Weekdays 10-6pm Weekends
The Art of Amy Lynn Stevenson
NOTE: This exhibition closed January 2023. The "Primary Wall" installed at the new Feros Ferio Winery Tasting Room, 310 East Ojai Ave, showcases three dozen original framed works by Ojai Studio Artists, all based in a primary color scheme. Curated by artist Pamela...
Open for Holiday Shopping Sunday December 18th from 10-4!
"Women - Life - Freedom" - the slogan chanted in Iran in September 2022 over the killing of 22 year old Masha Amini by Iran's military police for improperly wearing her head covering - has not only charged the Iranian public to challenge their government but has...
Joe Sohm joins host Ivor Davis for a discussion of his work as one of the nation’s preeminent political photographers at the Museum of Ventura County, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Sohm’s award-winning photographs have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street...
I am a member of a wonderful art group that specializes in printmaking called the inkspots.
Forgot my easel, palette knives and palette but still managed to paint!
Preview of works at Amend Art Compound for OSA Tour 2022/East End Ojai
It’s a good year for photography awards!
I had a vision for a new body of artwork on paper, back in the spring.
Here’s a sneak peek of my new collection
Mentor & Student Exhibition and the Ojai Studio Tour
It’s been a wild ride making new work for the tour! The studio is all set up and ready to go. I hope to see you on Saturday.
I always wanted to do a portrait of someone in a straw hat with the sun shinning through onto their face.
Travel from the redwood groves to the sands of the Sahara without even getting on a plane.
I had three young women, all recent high school graduates, visit me one weekend just after the Supreme Court ruled on the Dobbs case - effectively reducing womens' rights in many states across the nation. All three were heading to different parts of our country to...
I’ve always liked “altars” and many of my sculptures are altars to one thing or another.
You just NEVER know…..
My photograph “Antique Car at Strasburg Railway Station” won first place
Painting of Amgen Race
I love to get out in the world and travel
What is inspiration? Where is it? How is it harnessed from a swirl of subtle awareness, funneled into the narrow channel of conscious thought and pushed out as something tangible.
New work on graphite on wood honoring indigenous women activists.
Provence on bicycle. What a way to start traveling again - and luckily scheduled during Ojai’s heat wave of September. No paints or easel, but a sketchbook was packed along with cycling gloves and sunglasses for a six day road tour on bike through one of France’s...
Macular Degeneration, Glicee print on Arches paper 30×40 inches
Carlos Grasso – COLORSPACE Show at the Studio Channel Islands Gallery (Camarillo) Sat. Oct 1 from 4 to 7 pm
COLORSPACE exhibit opens at Studio Channel Islands Oct. 1, 2022
I paint landscapes mostly, pictures of mountains and valleys, rocks and trees and big drippy skies. I use a lot of color – I’m inspired by African textiles and Hockney landscapes and Huichol yarn paintings and Colorform toy sets. All of which is a big surprise to me – I never meant to be a colorful landscape painter.
I’m trying to create a series of 12 paintings calling attention to the decline of the Butterfly..
I recently attended a workshop given by my wonderful OSA colleague, Linda Taylor, who is an amazing printmaker.
Original painting in the collection of Rene Briggs
Where have all the landlines gone? Really, it's only been about fifteen years that cell phones have become ubiquitous - and how quickly we've lost all the character and personalities of the telephone. I started a painting series on old phones (oil on board or...
Most of my visitors come in on two legs and I’ll be darned if some have feathers!
Online solo exhibit and Art Talk
Adah Callahan Memorial Award for this piece at the 2022 Ventura County Fair
Have a headache? Well, you might after looking at these photos. What am I doing? I am poking a sharp instrument into the paper head. It’s true!
I started collecting palm fronds and sycamore branches long before they found a place in my artwork.