Amy Surman - Designer and Oil Painter
Beauty surrounds us and I like it to surround my life. The intention in my painting is to capture nature’s splendor and transfer its essence on my canvas. Light, color, and shadows celebrate life and the beautiful dance of the sun. Being around that beauty feels so right.
Always wanting to be an artist, I started working in different mediums before I landed on oil paint. I studied in France for a summer and was entranced with Claude Monet’s Waterlillies at L’Orangerie in Paris. My studies in art continued throughout my career as a graphic designer/art director while working in ad agencies and various coorporations developing branding and advertising. Some of my
painting teachers were: Kat O’Connor, Mary Minifie, Leo Mancini-Hresko, Marc Dalessio, and David Curtis. Working with such talented artists motivated me to full-time attendence at the Academy of Realist Art in Boston. The school offered a curriculum modeled after 19th Century French Academies that demand refinement of draftsmanship and painting skills.
Presently, my paintings are in homes in the area and have been shown in galleries in the Boston area including The Copley Society of Art and The Guild of Boston.
My husband Owen and I live outside of Boston in Newton. We are fortunate to be able to spend beautiful summers and autumns on Squam Lake in Holderness.