Born in Cambridge, Ontario in 1983, and growing up in the small village of Rockton, Amy-Lyn Van Londersele’s work is influenced by living in the country, travelling, and life experiences. Working mainly in acrylic, Amy-Lyn also does realistic pencil sketches (primarily equine based), and water colour.
Artists like Camille Pissarro, Paul Cezanne, Alfred Sisley, Henri Matisse, Armand Guillaumin, Vincent van Gogh, and the Group of Seven influence her acrylic work through their view of the world, use of colour and light, and brushstroke techniques.
Though not trained or tutored professionally, Amy-Lyn has always had an interest in art. Painting and drawing at a young age, having siblings who painted and drew, taking tole painting classes, and also being mentored by a neighbour who was an artist helped to foster a deep love of art. The particular style she currently has, however, has only been unfolding in the last few years.
Amy-Lyn’s artistic philosophy is simply to execute your art in a way that lets people see what you see. She feels too often that artists try to paint, or draw, sculpt, etc. to suit or fit something or someone else, instead of expressing how they personally feel, or how they see the world. Some see things clearly, and realistically, while others see through an eye that captures only abstract shapes and colours. Neither is right or wrong, as long as the artist convey what they see and feel truthfully.
Amy-Lyn currently lives and works in Tweed, Ontario. Living in a beautiful century farmhouse with her husband and 3 children, Amy-Lyn finds beauty and inspiration all around her.
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