Amy Ferrari Art

Amy Ferrari Art – Online Gallery

I celebrate colour as a glorification of life.  My vision is that vibrant, joyous potential thrives in everybody, everything, and in every situation.

My current work is acrylic on canvas.
The links below will navigate to different categories of my available art!


Thunder Sky
Land Shapes


 

Vegetationage                              Figuration


 

Relearning Gravitational Resistance

 Abstracts



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Serene Yellow Spaces


         

Snarkle Tarts                             MUKsters!!!


 

SenTrees Of The Grapes

Limited Edition Archival Prints

Artist-signed, limited-edition archival prints (archival ink on archival paper) produced by Amy Ferrari Art.  These prints are designed to last a lifetime.


Commissions!
What can I paint for you?


Imprinted Merchandise

The Imprinted Merchandise category encompasses items produced and imprinted by selected print-on-demand providers:

Fine Art America   (quality artist prints, greeting cards, device covers, home decor)
Zazzle   (mugs, calendars, totes, throw pillows, fabric, ties, blankets, post-its, etc.)
Art of Where   (wearables: leggings, skirts, scarves, beanie hats)
Blurb  (The book – ‘A Big Number 2’ – is available in soft cover and e-book editions!)

If you can’t find the item you’d like imprinted with the image you’d like, please let me know, and I’ll do all I can to make the item available.


Questions!  Comments!  Let me know!

The Ferrari 500 – Mach 2!!

The Second Ferrari 500 Exhibition (Mach 2!) is at hand!  We had an amazing debut show at Button Factory Arts in February, and remain grateful for all the folks that came out and helped make the show such a success!  In this second rendition, to be held at Communitech on October’s Friday the 13th, we’ll have even more artists, more art, and even more fun…


The Mission of The Ferrari 500 – Moving Art!

The first purpose is to benefit our local art lovers, allowing fine local art to be found and purchased at easily affordable prices.

The second purpose is to benefit local non-profits and/or charities by selling art, and donating a percentage of funds from the sales of art to a local non-profit or charitable foundation.

For this rendition of The Ferrari 500, 10% of all sales will be donated to The Working Centre in Kitchener.

And the last, but not least, purpose of the F500 is to benefit local artists by providing an exciting venue to sell fine art.


The Donation

For the 2nd rendition of the Ferrari 500, we have chosen The Working Centre in Kitchener to be the beneficiary our donations.  We in the Waterloo Region are so fortunate to have a facility where “people have access to tools to create their own work combined with continuous ways of learning and co-operating.”

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The Working Centre in Kitchener

In Ken Westhues book The Working Centre, Experiment in Social Change, he describes the centre in this way. “Two decades later, it has survived as an independent instrument of self-help community development, and has woven itself into the fabric of Kitchener-Waterloo. It has also achieved a certain maturity, coherence and confidence in its approach to work and unemployment and in its conception of itself.”


The Event

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Communitech

Communitech is an industry-led innovation centre that supports, fosters and celebrates a community of nearly 1,000 tech companies. “We support companies at all stages of growth and development—from startups to rapidly-growing mid-sized companies and large global players”… and local artists too!!!  We are very grateful to Communitech for allowing us to use the space in their Hub.

Venue:       Communitech, 151 Charles St. W, Kitchener
Date:           Friday, October 13, 2017,  from 5:00pm to 9:00pm


The Artists….

In this second rendition of the Ferrari 500, these 18 amazing artists will take the starting gate:

Cathy Amos
cathyamos.blogspot.ca

Dominique Cinq-Mars Delay
dominiquecinq-marsdelay.com

Barb Di Renzo
leftaligndesign.ca

Diana Erb
dianaerb.ca

Amy Ferrari
amyferrariart.me

Jennifer Gough
mindseyestudioart.com

nik harron
nikharron.com

Desiree Lichty
artbydesi.net

James Nye
jamesnye.com

Nancy Peng
nancypeng.wordpress.com

Roslyn Ramsay
roslynramsay.com

Steven Restagno
stevenrestagno.com

Pamela Rojas
pamelarojas.com

Amy Roger
amyroger.com

Jax Rula
circleworks.net

John Rula
rulart.ca

Julian van Mossel-Forrester
julianvmf.com

Raflar (Ralf Wall)
raflar.com


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New!!! Mini-Lecture Series: Composition Concentration

Clear your Friday evenings this fall!  I’m so pleased to announce that I will be presenting a new mini-lecture series at Homer Watson House and Gallery!

This is an in-depth lecture mini-series (3 two-hour sessions) suitable for both beginners and intermediate level artists. The traditional elements and principles of design will be explored and re-evaluated from the perspective of the viewer. The eye-opening presentations will be augmented with interactive activities and simple exercises for the participants. As well, there will be plenty of question and answer time.

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With a design-based vocabulary, participants will test their critical thinking skills in a special critique exercise during the last session. Participants will evaluate paintings (paintings for critique will be provided), and determine the reasons for each painting’s strengths and weaknesses.

Self-guided exercises for independent study that focus on basic composition concepts will also be provided online and will be available for download in a PDF format.

Whether you’re at the early stages of considering concepts of composition, or perhaps could benefit from a review, come out and enjoy this informal discussion concentrating on composition.  Refreshments will be provided.

Sign-up at: Homer Watson House and Gallery

Homer Watson House and Gallery Art Talks
Course# 17177
Fridays, 7:00 – 9:00pm  $29/$32
September 22, September 29, and October 6

 


Woo Hoo!

Now Showing at the ADG!

It seems like the calm before the storm, as there’s so much in store for the fall!
But for now, I’d like to share two paintings, now on display at The Art District Gallery until August 17.

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Above and Beyond  20 x 16  $400

 

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Flatlander Fabric Flow  20 x 16  $375

 


Woo Hoo!

The ADG Celebrates Two Years!

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This is going to be, perhaps, the most special exhibition put on by The Art District Gallery to date.  We’ll be celebrating our 2-year anniversary by hosting a retrospective of our works shown at The ADG thus far.  This means we’ll be showing so many paintings that our only choice will be to display them ‘salon’ style… floor to ceiling art!

And we’re so happy to welcome our newest member, Maria Holland!

Come out Thursday for the art, and enjoy some festive cupcakes and live music!

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Now on Display at Art District Gallery:

Winter’s finally given up, so come on out and enjoy the sunshine as you saunter on over to the Art District Gallery in downtown St. Jacobs to see my latest work in our new exhibition!  It’s on display until May 23.

Art District Gallery
1369 King St. N.
HOURS:
Tues-Thur….11AM-4PM
Fri-Sat ………10AM-5PM
Sundays ………..12-4PM

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Raging Sky Po-e-Tree

24 x 48     •     Acrylic on Canvas     •     $1475.00

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Winter Farmscape Frolic

30 x 20      •     Acrylic on Canvas     •     $800.00

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Fertile Farm Fantasia

36 x 24     •     Acrylic on Canvas     •     $900.00

Art District Gallery Welcomes Diana Erb!

The Art District Gallery is pleased to welcome Diana Erb as our newest member with a flair for abstract expression!  Don’t miss the chance to come out to our next opening reception to welcome Diana and experience the creative vibe of all of ADG’s artists!

Art makes a wonderful Easter gift too – we have a whole wall of smaller pieces that will fit into your Easter basket… and Woo Hoo!…. no calories!ADG_APRIL-14_2017_POSTER_WEB

Color Classes at Homer Watson!

This Spring, I am expanding my reach, and will be teaching my Colour Theory classes at Homer Watson House and Gallery for the first time!

If you’re interested in learning more abut colour theory, you’ll want to clear your Wednesday evenings for the Spring!




I love what I do so much,
It’s hard to not want to share what I’ve learned over the years with others.
I teach in a relaxed atmosphere, with lots of fun and nurturing guidance


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Colour Theory for Beginners  1737

Register Online // Supply List
Adult program with Amy Ferrari
Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm..$136/$151
April 5 – May 10, 6 weeks

This is a very intense 6-week series about learning the basics of colour mixing and colour usage. This class is not best for absolute beginners, but is great for those with at least a small amount of painting experience, and a lot of determination. Students should be 15 years old or older.

The many exercises are fun, enlightening, and quite challenging ways of learning through doing. At the heart of this class is coming to a deeper understanding of color relationships, both in colour theory and in colour usage. Not only will you enhance your ability to understand colour systems, navigate colour space, see colours, match colours, and mix colours; you will also enhance your ability to embolden your use of colour and stretch your abilities to be more accurate, more expressive, and more imaginative with your colour choices.

The entire first session will be dedicated to discussion of colour theory, and there will be no painting during the very first session, as it will be all discussion and demonstrations.  You will receive useful handouts, and you may want to take notes.  Part of the discussion will be the appropriate paints and other supplies to buy and there will be a short list of required acrylic paint colours.

Homer Watson House & Gallery
1754 Old Mill Road, Kitchener, ON N2P 1H7
Phone: 519-748-4377 Fax: 519-748-6808

 


Further Exploration in Colours  1746

Register Online // Supply List
Adult program with Amy Ferrari
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm..$136/$151
May 24 – June 28, 6 weeks

This class is a natural follow-up for the previous Colour Theory for Beginners (1737).
Students will have the opportunity to put the knowledge and experience gained from the Beginner’s class to use. Colour relationships, colour systems, and ways to get the most out of colour usage are fully explored, with more challenging exercises that transform colour theory knowledge into colour usage expertise.

Homer Watson House & Gallery
1754 Old Mill Road, Kitchener, ON N2P 1H7
Phone: 519-748-4377 Fax: 519-748-6808

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Ferrari 500 Update

WOW!!!  The Ferrari 500’s Debut Exhibition was a fantastic success!

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We had roughly 200 art lovers come through to check out art by 12 artists, and they came with buying art in mind! In a single 5 hour period, $6,000+ of art was sold!

I think we’ve proven the concept: A price point of $500.00 as a maximum for an art show really does have power to bring in buyers. Affordable Excellence.

Our community non-profit beneficiary, Button Factory Arts (our Waterloo community arts hub), will receive 10%, which will be $600+, plus the proceeds from some donated artwork. Yay!

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So, I’m sending a big THANK-YOU! to all who came out, who purchased art, and who helped make this event a reality!

I didn’t do this show all on my own, as the participating artists pitched in greatly with graphic design services, promotional expertise, and much more.

So, after a rest, it’ll be time to start gearing up for the 2nd rendition, Mach 2.  😊

 


 

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The Ferrari 500 Sneak Peek

The Slide Show Below gives you a peek at what I’ll be offering at Friday’s Ferrari 500.

Eleven other local artists will be showing their amazing work as well.  We’ll all be donating 10% of the proceeds from every sale to Button Factory Arts.

Every single piece is priced at $500.00 or UNDER!

Hope to see you there!
Friday Evening, February 24, 4:00pm to 9:00pm at Button Factory Arts