The Art of Amy Stielstra
Imaginative, emotional, vivid and dimensional, the work of Franklin, Tennessee artist Amy Stielstra touches your senses. Scroll down to explore.
What do you get when you mix bee’s wax, colorful pigments, love and imagination? You get encaustic paintings–a 2,000 year-old technique that produces vivid, dimensional, tactile art that looks different from every angle and changes as light varies throughout the day. Click an image to explore its detail. Click “Encaustic Gallery” to tour them all.
Watercolor…only different. Surprising surfaces like exotic rice and non-porous Yupo papers create effects you’ve never seen from watercolors before.
Children's Art Classes
Lions and tigers and bears...and dolphins and sharks and whales, oh my! Want a fun, educational activity for your kids this summer? Try Ms. Amy's Art Aquarium and Art Zoo classes in Franklin and Nolensville. Learn to draw your favorite critters and then display your work in a public show for friends and family...Just like a professional artist.
Amy Stielstra Bio
I am a professional, award-winning graphic artist as well as a fine artist that has mastered many mediums including drawing, painting with watercolor, encaustic wax, acrylics, pastels, multimedia and illustrations.
Something very interesting about me personally is that I can’t see in three dimensions like most people. I had several eye surgeries as a small child and use my eyes independently.
As an artist, I draw what I see and feel, so my artworks reflect many dimensions and textures to enhance the two-dimensional world I live in.
I fell in love with art at a very early age. I am a left handed printer’s daughter. The smell of ink and giant skids of paper have been part of my life, always. Picasso said, “Every child is an artist.” I still believe this. Just don’t lose the artist in you. I so haven’t.
The idea of creating something that wasn’t there before is magical. For me, art is a spiritual experience. The joy of discovery and self-expression inspires me to try multiple mediums and many techniques. I am a graphic designer, illustrator, fine artist, sculptor, carver, painter, clay artist, mural artist, set designer, graphic facilitator (visual note taker), teacher and student.
New ways of seeing the world.
Click the “contact me” link below to send Amy a message through Facebook.