Sensuous without a trace of coercive sentiment, embodied without burden, Amy Shuckburgh’s delicate yet bold and vivid images of motherhood manage to evoke a portrait for our time that avoids the twin pitfalls of idealisation and punishment.
Your pictures are remarkable - such a good depiction of modern day motherhood! You somehow manage to capture that feeling of peace despite living in exhausted chaos. They’re really lovely, you should be very proud.
Your work is beautiful and actually moved me to tears, I am far from being an art critic but I found this series to be so tender, sensitive and capturing so well those bittersweet (and often unwitnessed!) moments of motherhood.
Intimacy and constant movement are emblems of a mother’s work tending young children, activities still often performed solely by herself. I am moved by the depth of emotion and conveyance of maternal caring articulated through the ease of Amy Shuckburgh’s art of fast-moving lines and kaleidoscope colors.
Amy has captured Elethea and Aubrey so perfectly that I want to shout about her talent but at the same time, keep her a secret!
Amy has a genuine interest in her subject (in this instance a cat…) and makes everything easy and achievable. If you like her art, talk to her!
Thank you so much for making it all so easy. I am truly delighted with the result. I just love it.
Amy was wonderful with the boys and made the sitting very easy for them. I will treasure the pictures of my little boys forever.
I could not be happier with it
The likeness is amazing. I am delighted I had the portraits done by Amy.
We really are both so very happy to have this treasure of a painting and it will be held close to our hearts for all our lives.
Thank you so much for such a magnificent painting. A truly memorable present for David’s birthday and a wonderful reminder of life at 40.
Amy is not only incredibly lovely, a natural with children and a genuine person but foremost an incredible artist... She worked hard to capture the very little things that make your children distinctive and with minimal input, Amy just got it...