Based in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada, Amy J. Dyck’s work is a unique mix of representational and playful expressionism and strives to express something deeper in the human experience than can be observed by the eye.
Using collage, oil paints, and (more recently) sculpture, and pulling from anatomical studies and visual experimentation, her work is strongly autobiographical in nature. It references her struggles with a body that does not do as it should and her journey toward acceptance, resistance, and resilience in the midst of suffering.
Amy has a certificate in design studies from KPU, has spent a decade practicing human anatomy and the techniques of the Old Masters and is always pushing her practice into new directions.
Interviewed for CBC Art Minute, she has also had her work featured in a handful of art magazines and has won awards and cash prizes in several international art exhibitions and contests. She teaches and demonstrates painting and drawing for all ages in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley and has her work in collections around North America and Internationally.