Painter Amy Keller-Rempp has a natural ability to capture an animal’s spirit through its eyes, actions, and expressions. Visit her website to learn more about her work.
I started to paint at a very young age. When my dad was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in his early thirties, painting was the therapy that allowed me to relieve the stress and worry that came with watching my dad’s health crumble.
He has always been a great support and inspiration on my journey. The paintings “White Spirit” and “Secret Guardian” both have very special meanings to me: the one of the wolf is the first painting I finished after he went to heaven, while the second one of owl was his messenger one night when I was outside of my house, crying on my knees, asking if he was okay.
Robert Bateman critiqued my work at an art show back in 2000, and based on the picture of “Ice Storm” which I painted when I was only sixteen, he thought I had thirty five years of experience under my belt. That encouraged me to continue on the artist path I had chosen.
In 2008, I moved to Western Canada and explored a new style that has become very popular and has allowed me to be showcased at the Calgary Stampede three years in a row. Much larger canvas, big brushstrokes, and paintings like “Sovereignty” and “Alberta Dawn” emerged into a new series that I called Modern Impressionism. I now have over fifty paintings in that series.
Then life took me to Northern Alberta for several years, and the Northern Lights inspired me to start yet a new series that I have named Sky Dance Series. “Eagle over the Snye” is an example of that new style that has become very popular worldwide.
Following my dad’s love for airbrushed vehicles, I’ve mastered the technique of the airbrush over the years, and have painted many mediums, including my own truck.
I also completed a big mural at the Fort McMurray International Airport that incorporates airbrushing and metal grinding. That new series that I called Metal Art has allowed me to win second place at the Peace Hills Trust art contest, and “Spirit River” is yet another testimonial to my aboriginal heritage.
In 2016, I took the Hoffman Process and it beautifully changed my life. That transformational week allowed me to deal with the grief of losing my dad, and with many other struggles I had been experiencing. It opened my eyes on a new type of painting that are inspired by the light, and “Life’s Journey” is the first of a new series that I have named In The Light.
This is only the beginning, and what is too come is very exciting. God has blessed me with an amazing talent, and I sing His praises for that.