Testimonials


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.
— Jacqueline Rose, Professor of Humanities, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
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.
— Sarah Turner, aka The Unmumsy Mum, author and blogger
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.
— Dr Andrea Liss, Professor of Visual Culture and Cultural Theory, Califoria State University. Author of Feminist Art and the Maternal
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.
— Monika

Testimonials for Portraits:

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!
— Lavinia

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!
— Zoe

Thank you so much for making it all so easy. I am truly delighted with the result. I just love it.
— Jemma

Amy was wonderful with the boys and made the sitting very easy for them. I will treasure the pictures of my little boys forever.
— Lucy

I could not be happier with it
— Tom

 
The likeness is amazing.  I am delighted I had the portraits done by Amy.  
— Lucy

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.
— Charlotte

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.
— Nisha

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...
— Lavinia