Amy Shuckburgh’s work encompasses landscape, still life and figures, and is notable for its expressive style as well as its interest in abstraction. Working predominately in oil and pastel, she combines broad strokes, bold colour and delicate lines, seeking out the emotional core of her subjects.
Amy’s still life compositions and landscapes of Cornwall, Wales, the Isle of Man, France as well as London, explore an instinctive mark-making and use of colour. Often flattening planes, observing pattern, or building up texture and hue, she aims to capture a raw truth in her subject.
For over a year, Amy explored the emotional bonds between mother and child, looking at the emotional absorption and physicality of mothering. Her motherhood series, exhibited in February 2019, drew on a range of influences, including Mary Cassatt, Chantal Joffe, & Mary Kelly. Read more about the motherhood work.
Amy’s paintings will be exhibited this year in galleries in Wales, Wiltshire, Dorset, Suffolk, and Saffron Walden. Her portrait of the late Nobel-Prize winning playwright Harold Pinter is permanently displayed at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.
Amy undertakes frequent commissioned portraits of children and family groups.
Amy trained at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, the St Ives School in Cornwall, The Royal Drawing School, and the Slade School of Fine Art, in London.
She has a First Class Degree in English Literature from Leeds University and a Masters Degree in Curating from Goldsmiths College, London.
Amy is self-represented and is available for commission. To join Amy's mailing list, to hear about upcoming exhibitions, or to arrange to view work in her studio, please get in touch.