Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Moffatt. Them and their team share their story with us below:
Amy Moffatt is a South Carolina native who lets her southern style and lighthearted personality guide her stroke. No matter how hard she tries, she does not drift too far from the coast and her muse, Mother Nature. Amy rarely comes to the canvas with a plan – rather, she lets her carefree approach take over.
A self-taught artist, Amy comes from a long line of creative genes. Her grandfather demonstrated a precise, steady hand, creating beautiful works with the stroke of a pen, as well as delicate woodwork and tantalizing watercolors. Amy’s father’s art is on the other end of the spectrum – filled with humor and born from a free spirit.
Growing up with this artistic influence, it was only natural for Amy to begin creating her own works of art, which have a playful feel and never lack in color and personality. “Pursuing art came at a very chaotic time. Trying to balance being a mom to two young children, a husband that traveled, as well as a demanding corporate job myself. I was trying to do it all. Art has changed my perspective on life.
My passion deepened as I found a way to express myself and my feelings on canvas and reflect life in a positive light.” Now a full-time artist, Amy has been published in numerous articles, and magazines have collectors all over the US and were recently named “Best of the Best Artist” of Charlotte, NC.
Amy was born in Texas, grew up in South Carolina, and has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the past 18 years. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a business/marketing degree. When not creating or painting, Amy travels, watches sporting events, and spends as much time as possible outside and near the water with her family. She loves exploring life with her two precious children, Carson and Davis, and her amazingly supportive husband, Jeff.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
In the beginning balancing small children, a full-time career in Marketing (travel) and a blooming art business while building a customer base. Navigating and learning the ever-changing social media space and Covid also presented challenges.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
My art is bright and colorful and I hope brings you joy. I’m known for connecting and collaborating with others and cheering on my fellow creators. I love providing art with a range of pricing as I want art to be accessible to all.
While I paint large and small, I spend most of my time on large abstract commissions. I’m probably most known for my angels. These have come full circle and started as a commission to memorialize twins that were stillborn but are now given for baptisms, celebrating life, birthdays, new babies, thank you, teachers, to grandparents to represent their grandchildren. It’s such a privilege to be a part of collectors’ lives and their homes.
I also create a Bahamas collection every year that I paint while in residence there… I’m drawn to the people, colors, water, and bright vegetation.
I’m most proud of the funding and philanthropy I’ve been able to provide through my art toward cancer, specifically childhood. I’m known for my strong faith, pride in the community, supporting locals and connecting and cheering others on.
In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
Social media has been a blessing and a curse… the ever-changing algorithms and trends are stealing time from creating.
Hopefully more big box collaborations with small businesses. With a strong push to support local and small.
- $50 – $2,000
- Website: Www.amymoffattart.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amymoffattart/?hl=en
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amymoffattart