Growing up in the shadow of the Eagle Cap Wilderness in Northeastern Oregon, Amy developed an
intimate love and fascination for wildlife early on her family’s fifth generation mountain ranch. Once
nothing more than a childhood dream, Amy largely credits her career to the wildlife she so often
depicts in her work.
Originally a watercolor artist drawn to bolder mediums, Amy embraced oils with open arms and
unprecedented style. Powerful yet simple, her work possesses a highly recognizable and somehow
uniquely personal signature. Dancing across the often thick line between realism and abstraction,
traditional and contemporary, Amy’s pieces create unbreakable connections between client and
painting, human and animal. Vibrant, loose and refreshing, yet comfortably nontraditional are all
ways in which Amy's work has been described.
With studios in Jackson Hole Wyoming and the Family Ranch in Oregon, Amy finds endless
inspiration to create her unique paintings.
Click on the images below to view Amy Elizabeth Lay's artwork available for sale at this year's show.