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Hi, my name is Amy Abshier-Reyes and I like to paint imaginary portraits and other fictions.

I was raised on the Texas Gulf Coast, in a small farming and ranching community. I moved to Kansas City, MO to attend classes at the Kansas City Art Institute, where I received my bachelor’s degree in fine art in 1997. I relocated to Ventura, CA in 2001 and moved back to Kansas City in the spring of 2005. I've done illustrations for books and magazines, but I'm really happy doing my own thing these days.
I mostly show paintings at the Blue Gallery in Kansas City, but have exhibited all over the country.

Most of my works are painted as a mimicry of traditional portraiture, but are (as I see them) vehicles to another concept entirely. Almost all of them have a very tongue-in-cheek wryness about them as I explore themes ranging from self-image…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 13
  • Joined November 6, 2007

Favorite materials

oils, watercolors, pen, ink, paint, paper, masonite, board

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About

Hi, my name is Amy Abshier-Reyes and I like to paint imaginary portraits and other fictions.

I was raised on the Texas Gulf Coast, in a small farming and ranching community. I moved to Kansas City, MO to attend classes at the Kansas City Art Institute, where I received my bachelor’s degree in fine art in 1997. I relocated to Ventura, CA in 2001 and moved back to Kansas City in the spring of 2005. I've done illustrations for books and magazines, but I'm really happy doing my own thing these days.
I mostly show paintings at the Blue Gallery in Kansas City, but have exhibited all over the country.

Most of my works are painted as a mimicry of traditional portraiture, but are (as I see them) vehicles to another concept entirely. Almost all of them have a very tongue-in-cheek wryness about them as I explore themes ranging from self-image issues to historical oddities to the dissection of fairy tales and popular culture. They differ in emotion; some are just silly, while others are plainly macabre, but they are all simple illustrations to the subtle narratives underneath.

See more stuff at:

www.bluegalleryonline.com

amyabshierreyes.blogspot.com

http://www.flickr.com/photos/amyabshierreyes/

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Amy-Abshier-Reyes/206661639369767

Also, I'm Curvilinear on Instagram. I post new sketches and paintings almost everyday, as well as regular daily life stuff.

And if you'd like to see what inspires me, check out my Pinterest boards:
http://www.pinterest.com/brilliantmagpie/

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