|Amy Welborn was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1968. Welborn works predominantly in the medium of oil painting. Her inspiration comes from landscapes, utilizing light and shadow for dramatic design. Welborn is a colorist at heart, but finds many working and historical artistsí styles influence her growth. Welborn attended the University of Louisvilleís Hite Art Institute from 1999-2001 after living and working abroad as a civil engineer. Her first experience at an art fair resulted in Best of Show in 2008. She has participated in regional art fairs, exhibited in group shows and is represented at Gallery 104 in LaGrange, KY.
Rolling hills and farms influence much of her subject matter. "Godís creations and manís connection to the land never cease to provide inspirations for me. Nature and color can have many themes and both provide an outlet for emotional expression. The experience of a landscape connects me to my Creator."
Welborn uses color to give visual form, create mood and atmosphere with a goal to reflect the essence rather than the details, perhaps with a gestural reference, but always to inspire a moment that feels inexpressible in words.
Welborn works full time from her studio in Pewee Valley, KY. She also paints en plein air, which means painting on location outdoors. She is a member of the Kentucky Plein Air Painters and Indiana Plein Air Painters. She exhibits her work at Gallery 104 in LaGrange, KY and at Jane Morgan Gallery in Louisville, KY, and local art fairs. A large portion of her studio work is commissions. She enjoys the challenge of being able to capture a family farm or special image in a creative color palette to fit the clientís specifications.
Another creative outlet Amy has discovered is teaching art to students, from Kindergarten through high school. Many homeschool groups have utilized her passion for art and love for sharing the creative process. Lessons can be arranged for a group or individual.