Amy Ferrari Art Updates!

It seems that change happens whether you instigate it or not! I have two major changes to announce, as two of my service providers have opted out of being in business. And, as always, there is new art to share!

New Archival Site

First, my archival catalog site, Artmoi, is no longer in business. This was a huge bummer for me, and involved a great deal of extra work! For now, will take you to Artmoi, but there really isnt anything there. Soon, I hope to redirect the site to my usual website,

Happily, I now have a new site for you to check out all of my work.
Artwork Archive is my new catalog site, and you can check out all of my work here: Portfolio
You can also browse my work by category: Collections
And to keep tabs on what’s new and available, you can check out: All Available Art
You can easily access all of these pages from my website, which is still

No More Wearables!

Additionally, my wearables site, Art of Where, is no longer hosting artist stores online as of May, 2023. While I am still able to create wearables with Art of Where, it is no longer is a very simple matter to maintain a site set up to sell my designs online. Therefore, I am opting out of the wearables market. It’s really too bad, because the beanie hats were so much fun! Perhaps providing wearables online is something that I’ll revisit in the future, but for now my focus is on creating original art!

Almost A Diptyck

I have a new pair of paintings to share! These two pieces have the same palette, and work really well together!

The main piece is “Sudden Summer Awakening”, and is 36 x 48, acrylic on canvas.

The companion painting is “Summer Morning Glee” and is smaller at 16 x 16, acrylic on canvas.

I couldn’t help coming up with a cheesy little poem to express my feelings about these two pieces:

After the storm, looking up to sky

The blue sits beyond, steadily high

The wind whips the boughs as the clouds fluff on by.

And the sunshine streams wildly, expecting to fly.

More Sold Paintings!

I’m so happy to announce that as a result of the 2022 Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH) Art Sale,
I have sold 6 paintings!
Much appreciation to my collectors!
Here’s a peek at the pieces that are no longer available:

Art for Sale at the Art Gallery of Hamilton!!!

I am beyond thrilled to announce that the remaining available pieces from my Industrial Captivation collection can now be purchased through the Art Gallery of Hamilton! It means everything that the industrial scenes regularly seen here in Hamilton are being represented and sold here in Hamilton, where these is much appreciation for our industrial landscape.
Here’s the link to all the images and information:

I am so honored to be in the company of an amazing group of artists.
You can check out the other artists too! Here’s the link:

This is a sneak peek at the 7 pieces that remain:

April is Art Auction Month!

It seems April is THE month for online auctions! With the pandemic still raging, fundraising by means of art auctions has been relegated to virtual online auctions… and what a better way to Spring-vigorate your space and help out a worthy cause! It’s also an excellent opportunity to get a great deal on an Amy Ferrari Art original since the reserve prices are set well below usual retail prices!

I am participating 3 separate online auctions, so I wanted to sort it all out for you, since it can get confusing. Below, I have information on all 3 auctions, the links to registration information, and images of the paintings I’m offering.

50th Annual Art Auction (Take 2)

Dundas Valley School of Art (DVSA)
April 12 – April 17

With over 1200 pieces of art up for sale, I am overjoyed that one of those 1200+ was painted by ME!

“Above and Beyond” 16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas

More Details About the Auction

Art Feeds Auction

Welcome Inn Community Centre Food Bank
April 14 – April 19

A Message from the Executive Director:

Art Feeds is our online auction for the Welcome Inn Community Centre.
Some of the artists have chosen to donate some or all of their work. The others will be receiving a portion of the amount paid for each piece.

Join us in supporting local artists AND our local food bank!

Welcome Inn Community Centre has been serving the North End of Hamilton since 1966. We provide community programs for children & youth, seniors, families, and operate the New Horizon’s Thrift Store.

I am thrilled to have five paintings up for sale in the Art Feeds Auction. All four of my current vegetable paintings and a single tree painting too!

“Cabbage Punk” 36 x 36 Acrylic on Canvas
“Celerlectric Swirling” 24 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas
“Call of the Kaleidoscopic Carrot Medallion” 18 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas
“ColorFlower Gateway” 30 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas
“Tree at Lake Ontario” 20 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas

Learn more and register!

2021 AGH Art Sale

Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH)
April 22 – May 31

This sale is presenting artworks by over 60 regional artists. Every dollar spent supports local artists, public programming, and community education at the AGH. Register today for the Collectors Online Preview!

I am honored to have all six of the paintings I submitted accepted into this show and sale! All six pieces showcase industrial scenes found in the industrial sectors of Hamilton.

“Parkdale Pipe Palace” 36 x 48 Acrylic on Canvas
“The Dofasco Experience” 36 x 36 Acrylic on Canvas
“Skyward Deco Dance” 36 x 48 Acrylic on Canvas
“Rainbow Crown at Kenilworth” 24 x 48 Acrylic on Canvas
“The Bungee Busy-ness” 20 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas
“EnGaged, But Blue” 40 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas

Learn more and register!

Register for Early Access

Introducing…. Vegetable Paintings!

Well, it is weird.  I have never really enjoyed eating vegetables, and now, I am dedicating a whole collection of canvases to them!  It has always been a losing battle to get myself to eat properly, thus, I have mostly ignored the whole matter of health and nutrition.  Predictably, this pattern of eating caught up with me, and as a result. I have been an obesity statistic for far too long.

Finally, I made the decision to turn things around before Diabetes or even worse conditions could take hold.  I started making small improvements and dedicated myself to researching the healthiest possible diet.  Happily, I have now adopted a plant-based way of eating, and though it is still a struggle, it is becoming easier every day.

One of the easiest facets to love about the plant-based lifestyle is the beauty to be beheld in the plethora of fruits and vegetables.  I may or may not want to eat them, but they certainly cast a captivating spell as I butcher them for my evening meal.  I decided that the fleeting beauty of the vegetables as experienced in the process of food preparation was something I wanted to preserve and celebrate in my paintings.  So far, I have completed four paintings, and now, I simply want to share!

ColorFlower Gateway

Acrylic on Canvas, 2020
30 x 30

Cauliflower:  My gateway to healthier eating.  This vegetable is easy to like when steamed, pureed, and combined with mashed potatoes!

Cabbage Punk

Acrylic on Canvas, 2020
36 x 36

Cutting into a head of red cabbage reveals such a visual treat!  This painting celebrates this unique labyrinth tinged with healthy phytonutrient pigments.

Call of the Kaleidoscopic Carrot Medallion

Acrylic on Canvas, 2020
18 x 18

This painting is inspired by the beauty of the humble slice of carrot, one of the few vegetables I have always been able to eat without too much fuss.

Celerlectric Swirling

Acrylic on Canvas, 2020
30 x 24

A playful look at the swirling refuse end of a celery bunch.  I never have been able to tolerate eating celery unless it is pulverized and disintegrated into a soup!

Thankfully, I am now a much healthier version of myself!  My journey to better health continues, and I look forward to becoming even more at ease with incorporating vegetables into my meals.  If you are interested in learning more about the plant-based way of eating, you can check out these very illuminating resources!  You can also see countless videos featuring these good doctors on YouTube.

Dr. Michael Gregor
Books:   How Not to Die, How Not to Diet, How to Survive a Pandemic

Dr. William Bulsiewicz
Book: Fiber Fueled

Dr. Alan Goldhammer
Book:  The Pleasure Trap

Dr. Garth Davis
Book:  Proteinaholic

Dr. John A McDougall
Books:  The Starch Solution, etc.

Dr. Michael Klaper

Dr. Neal Barnard
Books:  Your Body in Balance, The Cheese Trap, Reversing Diabetes, etc.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell
Books:  The China Study, The Low Carb Fraud, Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn
Books:  Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

Dr. Dean Ornish
Books:  Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases, etc.

Dr. Joel Khan
Book:  The Plant Based Solution

Touchless Holiday Studio Clearance Sale!!!

Covid certainly puts a damper on selling art this year, but nevertheless, I’d like to offer a sale on a selection of paintings that are in need of forever homes!

If you agree to schedule a time to come to Hamilton (Ontario) to pick up the painting (I’ll bring it out to your car!) and if you agree to pay via Interac E-Transfer, I am happy to offer a selection of paintings at some amazingly reduced prices!  These touchless provisions will keep you safe and keep me safe too! Due to wanting to take an abundance of caution, I won’t be opening my home to visitors, so for now, virtual browsing will have to do!

All selected paintings are priced at or below $500.00!!!
This is a limited time offer; all prices will go back up and return to the original prices in 2021.

Scroll down to see all the selected paintings and painting information!

E-mail me at if you’re interested in arranging a purchase or if you have questions!

Purple Lyric 1

Purple Lyric 1
2018 18 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas $200 (was $350)
Purple Lyric Package Deal: All 3 for $500

Purple Lyric 2

Purple Lyric 2
2018 18 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas $200 (was $350)
Purple Lyric Package Deal: All 3 for $500

Purple Lyric 3 (smaller)

Purple Lyric 3
2018 16 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas $175 (was $300)
Purple Lyric Package Deal: All 3 for $500

Tree at Lake Ontario

Tree at Lake Ontario
2019 20 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas $200 (was $350)

Ellie’s Tree

Ellie’s Tree
2017 18 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas SOLD!!!

Spirit Tree Dawning

Spirit Tree Dawning
2017 20 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas SOLD!!!

Available - Chrysalides House
Cy-Pressing a Wave

Cy-Pressing a Wave
2013 24 x 36 Acrylic on Canvas $350 (was $550)

Grow House Groove On

Grow House Groove On
2014 36 x 12 Acrylic on Canvas $450 (was $700)

Lazy Hazy Saunter Sunday

Lazy Hazy Saunter Sunday
2016 16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas $200 (was $400)

Post Pourdown Puddle Party

Post Pourdown Puddle Party
2016 10 x 10 Acrylic on Canvas $50 (was $100)

Mustering Mojo for a Monday

Mustering Mojo for a Monday
2018 12 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas $200 (was $350)

Renaissansical Generation Jam

Renaissansical Generation Jam
2016 24 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas $400 (was $750)

Thoughts from the Commencement Chamber

Thoughts From The Commencement Chamber
2009 30 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas $500 (was $800)

Happy Huddle

Happy Huddle
2016 8 x 10 Acrylic on Panel $150 (was $225)

Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond
2016 20 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas $200 (was $400)

Tribal Tranquility

Tribal Tranquility
2012 16 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas $100 (was $200)

Flatlander Fabric Flow

Flatlander Fabric Flow
2016 20 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas $200 (was $360)

Angel Attitude

Angel Attitude
2015 18 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas $75 (was $150)

Happy Butt

Happy Butt
2013 18 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas $75 (was $150)

Joe Cat

Joe Cat
2011 28 x 22 Acrylic on Canvas $300 (was $350)


2011 18 x 36 Acrylic on Canvas $300 (was $400)


2011 24 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas $250 (was $300)


2011 12 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas $75 (was $150)


2011 30 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas $250 (was $300)

Genetic Experiment

Genetic Experiment
2011 16 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas $75 (was $95)


2011 12 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas $75 (was $95)

Watching It Go By

Watching It Go By
2011 12 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas $75 (was $95)


2011 16 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas $75 (was $150)


A Commemorative Commission!

I’m so happy to have delivered and installed “Mantis Making Way”, which was commissioned by Mantis of Burlington, ON. This painting celebrates a new addition with a total renovation of the Mantis manufacturing and warehouse facility. To me, the painting is a kind of portrait that also celebrates a new beginning and bright future.

Mantis Making Way
Acrylic on Canvas 30 x 60 2020

While all the elements have been abstracted at least to some degree, I intentionally restrained the abstraction on the building elements, as it seemed important to keep this celebrated building somewhat intact.  I wanted to be sure to include the whole building, which is why I chose this specific vantage point. Also, I eliminated the trees located in front of the building, as they greatly obscured its view. Thus, the green elements and the sky elements had more permission to disregard reality, and to become more expressive of growth and energy. 

More than once, I remember seeing Wally, the president of Mantis, riding on the lawn mower, keeping the grounds looking trim and proper.  So just to tease, because Wally enjoyed a bit of teasing, I made sure the grass was a little bit too wild, and in that way memorializes that he is and always will be missed since his passing in January of 2020.

I was so happy when the new president, Michele, informed me of the new landscaping, because to me, the new landscaping offers elements that represent how she has stepped up to continue the leadership of growing the company.  So, the shrubbery, represented here as the young plants they are, are intended to be a series of individual sculptures celebrating individuality that are learning and growing together.

At least in my mind, this piece has an underlying nautical theme, mostly to honor Wally’s love of venturing out on his big boat.  So, the sky had to culminate in the deepest infinite blues.  And the building often reminded me of the bow of a great ship, with the bright red swath lining the deck, which is why I decided to use a vantage point that is slightly lower than eye-level.

In nautical terms, ‘making way’ means ‘being propelled through the water and controlled by the helm’. I like that term because I am so impressed with how Mantis continues despite many unexpected challenges brought on by the year 2020.  A similar term is ‘underway’, but ‘making way’ seems to be more about proceeding along a controlled path, which seemed appropriate.  ‘Making way’ also reminded me of Toolgrid, which exists to help people take control of the organization of tools, ‘making way’ for greater productivity.

You can find out more about Toolgrid here:

About the Amy Ferrari Art Face Masks

What a strange time this is!  I am grateful that so many people have decided to purchase face masks bearing images of my art!
I appreciate that you are looking to protect yourself and others, or at least that you are looking to be compliant with the local regulations.
Who says you can’t have a bit of colourful fun while being in compliance!
As many have experienced, the providers of face masks have been slammed with orders, and receiving your order can take an extraordinarily long time.
The 5 mask order that I placed took over 2 months to arrive!!  I was beginning to doubt that it would ever show up.  But then it did – but it was 2 masks short.  The remaining two arrived two weeks later.  I am very hopeful that the wait time is improving as production continues.  Much appreciation to all who have waited and are continuing to wait…. I truly feel your pain!

About Placing an Order

Me with new mask from Fine Art America (Pixels). Beanie is older from Art of Where.

For those who are contemplating placing an order for an Amy Ferrari Art face mask, please realize that you are likely in for a wait!
I can’t and don’t carry a stock of my imprinted products, so ordering directly from the provider is best.
If something should go wrong with your order, please contact the provider directly, as I do not receive any of your order info.  I never know exactly who orders the masks, as the artists only receive info that an order was placed for ‘x’ numbers of a particular design, but nothing about the customer.  Which is why I especially love it when people post pictures of their masks when they arrive!
There are two providers of face masks that I currently use:  Fine Art America (Pixels), which is based in the US; and Art of Where, which is Canadian!
In terms of Customer Experience,  I’d rate Fine Art America (Pixels) as ‘pretty good’ and Art of Where as ‘great’; no company is perfect, so please proceed with due caution, as you would with any internet purchase.

About Fine Art America (Pixels)

Yellow Face Mask featuring the painting Yellow Surprise by Amy Ferrari
Fine Art American (Pixels) came on the scene first, as they were quick to offer imprinted face masks.  This is really not too surprising, being a rather large company with manufacturing partners throughout the US and beyond.  Fine Art America (FFA) offers a terrific variety of products from art prints, to tote bags, to shower curtains, to yoga matts, to t-shirts, and more.  Their most recent offering is the fabric face mask.  Every time I upload an image from one of my paintings to FFA, I am taken through a somewhat automated process of designing the placement of my image on each of their products.  Sometimes the images simply won’t work well for a certain product, so not all products are available for all designs.  As of this posting, I am up to date with uploading my most recent images.
The face masks from FFA are one size fits all masks which have a side pocket for an air filter.  Here is the description of the face mask on the FFA website:
The Center for Disease Control has recommended the use of cloth face masks to help fight the spread of COVID-19.
This face mask is made from 100% polyester and includes two woven, elastic loops for a comfortable, one-size-fits all fit.
Please note – this is NOT a surgical grade mask.  It is not intended for any medical or commercial uses, whatsoever.  It is a simple, cloth mask designed for everyday use to cover your mouth when out in public.  The mask should not be used in any medical or surgical setting.
We make no warranties that the mask prevents infections or the transmission of viruses or diseases.
10 – 15 business days
Here’s the link to check out the face masks I have available on Fine Art America (Pixels):

About Art of Where

After a couples months or so of FAA offering face masks, Art of Where (AOW), started to offer face masks as well.  Art of Where is a Canadian company based in Montreal.  All of their printing and sewing is done onsite in Montreal.  They even manufacture some of their fabrics!  AOW is a smaller company that puts a great emphasis on quality.  Their line of products is centered on their wearables, but they also provide art prints, pillow covers, notebooks, and more…..they will even print custom fabrics for you to sew with!  I am still in the process of adding my images facemasks on AOW.  Their uploading process for artists is a bit more demanding, thus the process of creating a collection of faces masks similar to my FFA collection is taking some time.  I am consistently growing the collection that as of now stands at around 24 mask designs!
AOW’s masks come in a selection of sizes and are more form fitting than the Fine Art America masks.
Here’s AOW’s description of their face masks:

Give yourself some extra peace of mind and protection with custom printed 100% cotton sateen face coverings! Available in multiple sizes with metal nose piece and an internal filter pocket, these coverings provide confidence in both safety and style.

Keep up with our changing world with 100% cotton custom printed face coverings!  Complete with a stainless steel nose piece, filter pocket and soft fabric elastics, these 200 thread count cotton sateen face coverings are here to give you a little more peace of mind.  Printed with permanent reactive inks, you can fill confident washing them over and over without fear of fading.  Stay safe and stylish with custom printed cut and sew face coverings.

Production time
1 to 5 items: ~25 business days
+ 3 business days per 6 items
Here’s the link to check out the face masks I have available on Art of Where:

You’ve Got Options!

If you see a design you like on the Fine Art America site but prefer the mask from the Art of Where site and you can’t find the same design on my Art of Where site, just let me know.  It’s absolutely easy and no problem for me to add it to the Art of Where site. (I’m still adding designs!)

The featured painting on this post is fresh from the studio:
Yellow Surprise
12 x 24   Acrylic on Canvas  2020


A Rambling Dream…

I had a dream last night involving weird happenings as our way of life went further into chaos.  People driving upside-down buses?!?  Anyway, the upheaval we are currently experiencing now was further amplified, and indeed in the dream, everything was much stranger.  Oddly enough, despite the upside-down bus incident in my dream, it wasn’t actually a nightmare.

The Covid pandemic has uncovered atrocities in our healthcare systems that are starting to spark changes.

Black people have been treated atrociously and the Black Lives Matter movement is starting to spark changes.

The horrid acts against our Native Peoples and all of our Peoples of Colour is causing outrage and is sparking changes.

The blatant lack of concern for our environment is causing outrage which is sparking changes.

The disregard for animals in our food supply is causing outrage which is sparking changes.

The blatant disregard for peoples’ wellbeing by our governments and big Pharma, big corporations, and big everything is causing outrage which is sparking changes.

The insatiable desire for more, for having the right to treat people like crap, and for having the right to disregard human decency is causing outrage which is sparking changes.

Being complacent in having racist, sexist, hateful, homophobic thoughts and actions is causing outrage which is sparking changes.

Everything shitty that privileged and power-hungry people are doing to hurt others and to hurt the environment is causing outrage which is sparking changes.

So much outrage!  It seems like a nightmare, but what keeps it from being a nightmare is the wee spark of hope that all this upheaval, as tragic and painful as it is and will continue to be, will bring lasting changes as we continue to look closer into our own hearts, our organizations, our businesses, and our governments.  Things get dicey for everyone, for a long time, but we are all forced by circumstances to reflect, feel compassion, and act upon making better decisions that lead to a better world for everyone…  EVERYONE…  every person, culture, species, race, country, gender, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, weirdness, etc.  EVERYONE.

I’m thinking my dream of upheaval and outrage is already a reality.  More than I know.  But I hold on to the optimistic hope that as a result, our world and ourselves will change for the better.  Perhaps we all need to figure out how to drive buses upside-down…. or at least how to make changes that seem impossible… POSSIBLE.

I have a lot of self-reflection to do and I’m wondering how I can reflect any of this in my art and actions.  At least for now, I will continue to create and share art that expresses my sense of positivity and harmony.

Here are three recent paintings that I hope are imbued with positivity, harmony, and love….



Exuberant Elativity
16 x 16  Acrylic on Canvas  2020

This painting is about the elation and exuberant happiness that bubbles up as a result of unconditional love.

Exuberant Elativity


Clarified Chaos
16 x 20  Acrylic on Canvas  2020

This painting is about the joy of thriving in chaotic environment because you know where everything is.

Clarified Chaos


Cerebral Memory Echo
24 x 30  Acrylic on Canvas  2020

This painting is a representation of a place where all things harmoniously flow together
with connectedness and free, loving expression.

Cerebral Memory Echo

EnGaged, But Blue

My Industrial Captivation Collection has grown.. by one painting.. so far.. so I’d like to share.

This one building continues to fascinate me.  The painting is a close-up of the monolithic blue monstrosity which I’ve already captured in the previous “Gage Street Steelway”.  I couldn’t help revisiting this structure.
So Much Blue.  So Many Curves!


EnGaged, But Blue
30 x 40  Acrylic on Canvas  2020

EnGaged, But Blue



Time for Some Silly

With so many of us spending all this time at home in close… perhaps too close… quarters with our loved ones, I’m thinking there may be situations arising that call for some humour.

I’ve determined that this may be a good to open a window…
and share some good-natured rhyming fart humour from my Google-Eyed Snarkle Tarts in the form of a free downloadable PDF of my picture book,  “A Big #2” for a limited time.


This picture book features my Snarkle Tart characters presenting different ways to talk about poo’s.  The characters are captivatingly cute; and the poems that accompany each image will make you snicker!

Here’s a sample page featuring Ace Kid Mark (say it fast):

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Click this link to download the Free PDF of “A Big #2”!

For optimal viewing of the PDF in Adobe Acrobat, under the “View” tab, be sure to choose the “Read Mode” and also choose the “Page Display” in order to select the “Two Page View”.  While you’re at it, under “Display Theme”,  be sure to select the “Dark Gray” option.

If you’d simply like to see the Snarkle Tarts painting collection, Click here!

For an even better reading experience, the iBook version is available for only $4.99 USD.

A Big Number 2 – by Amy Ferrari
iBooks Edition
Copyright © Amy Ferrari 2016

For a physical book, there are both hardcover and soft cover options available from Blurb.

A Big Number 2 – by Amy Ferrari
Print Copy available from Blurb in soft cover or hard cover.
Copyright © Amy Ferrari 2016


– An Artsy Fartsy Production!


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