Amy Carter

Amy Carter

Amy Carter reignited her childhood passion for painting in 2016. Since then Amy has been experimenting and refining her style.  Her work includes large oil paintings of bold flowers.

“I try to capture the natural beauty of the flowers, sometimes painting them after they have started to wilt and decay, giving a darker feel to the work.” This mood is reflected in the rich blue grey backgrounds that are often present. “Flowers are very symbolic, often intertwined within our culture. Ranunculus, in victorian times symbolised charm and attractiveness. Nearly every species has a specific meaning associated with it. They can symbolise anything from love to death and we have woven them in with our socially constructed ideas of beauty for centuries. “

Influences include Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe, Vladimir Tretchikoff and Joseph Henry Lynch. Amy has exhibited work both here in the UK and abroad.

Amy Carter reignited her childhood passion for painting in 2016. Since then Amy has been experimenting and refining her style.  Her work includes large oil paintings of bold flowers.

“I try to capture the natural beauty of the flowers, sometimes painting them after they have started to wilt and decay, giving a darker feel to the work.” This mood is reflected in the rich blue grey backgrounds that are often present. “Flowers are very symbolic, often intertwined within our culture. Ranunculus, in victorian times symbolised charm and attractiveness. Nearly every species has a specific meaning associated with it. They can symbolise anything from love to death and we have woven them in with our socially constructed ideas of beauty for centuries. “

Influences include Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe, Vladimir Tretchikoff and Joseph Henry Lynch. Amy has exhibited work both here in the UK and abroad.