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November 5th - 28th, 2021

Ebb Tide: Works In, On, and Of Paper

Pulp Paintings & Sculptures by Amy Richard

Opening Reception during the First Friday Art Walk

Friday, November 5th, 6 - 9 pm

A native of Miami, Florida, Amy Richard’s connection with the natural environment began at an early age while exploring coastal waters and mangrove forests near her home.  A passion for art was later set in motion at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas where she studied with wildlife artist Jerry Newman and completed a BFA degree in painting and drawing [1984].  After working for many years as an artist/illustrator, science writer, and educator, a fascination with hand papermaking processes led her to complete an MFA in Paper and Book Arts at the University of Iowa [2016]. Her focus was on Japanese-style papermaking, along with the history, traditions, and the spiritual/ healing aspects of the practice.


Heavily influenced by the cycles of life, much of Richard’s work is a response to the metaphysical energy exhibited in nature, particularly within the detritus or "natural relics" that remain after life is gone. Using the inner bark [bast fibers] from specific plants, Richard strives to capture nature’s vibrancy in her sculptures, prints, paintings, and artist books. 


For more information:

KOZO Mini Workshop & Demonstration

by Amy Richard

Saturday, November 13th • 12:30 - 4:00 pm

at Melrose Bay Art Gallery

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Paper artist, Amy Richard, working with the pulp that she uses to

hand-make her paper.

Left: Amy Richard at her studio.

Right: Students in Amy's washi papermaking workshop

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