Amy Abshier-Reyes' Profile
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…
- Born on November 13
- Joined November 6, 2007