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A Portfolio of Softly Abstracted Images by Amy Kaufman


A hand-painted monotype of yellow tulipsYellow Tulips, hand-painted monotype

Amy Kaufmann is a mixed media artist who creates textural, softly abstracted images of seascapes, still-life subjects, and flowers. Amy’s paintings have been featured in films and in magazines, and the artist offers her artistic talents on a commissioned basis for people looking to create the perfect backdrop or finishing touch for an office or home.


An abstracted painting of grass with a yellow skySunshine Field, hand-painted monotype

 

Many of the works in Amy’s online portfolio are hand-painted monotypes. Through this process, the artist ensures that each work is unique and individual. I quite like the dense, layered aesthetic that this chosen medium allows, as well. Even among paintings that feature a large plane of single color, a true monochrome is rare – Amy’s painting style creates a mottled texture that brings together numerous hues, all blending together into a more nuanced whole.


A screen capture of Amy Kaufman's art websitewww.kaufmanart.com

 

The stylized and slightly abstracted approach that the artist takes when painting figures – both human and object -- means that many of the painting don’t have a definite focal point. Instead, the works encourage the viewer’s eye to explore every inch of the canvas.


A painting of a pear on a blue backgroundOcean Pair, hand-painted monotype


About the author

Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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