Amy Reisland-Speer - Fine Artist

Amy Reisland-Speer

Healy, AK - United States

 
 
 

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Amy Reisland-Speer

Healy, AK - United States

Amy Reisland-Speer - Fine Artist

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About Amy Reisland-Speer

Paint allows me to express the beauty I see in nature and people. I aspire to capture the world realistically with paint but not photographically. I want my images to have the feeling of paint but be somewhat realistic.

I was raised in Tanana, Denali Park and Salcha, Alaska and currently reside in Healy with my husband of 21 years and 9 year old son. Being a born and raised Alaskan I have never lacked for interesting subjects. Acrylics, oils and egg tempera are my favorite mediums. My subjects include landscapes, wildlife, subsistence activities, everyday scenes of Alaska, and Orthodox icons.

I prefer to use the oils and acrylics for landscapes, and Alaskan images such as dogsleds, abandoned vehicles and the curious containers Alaskans use as flower planters. Egg tempera lends itself well to the small paintings of wildlife with much detail as well as the icons due to its brilliance next to gold leaf. My favorite subjects include moose and caribou. I prefer to paint them in bright unrealistic colors but with a realistic form. I enjoy painting ravens inflight and in magical settings. Currently, I am working on a series of Ravens. I chose ravens because being raised Athabaskan I have a deep respect and warm heart for these mystical birds. It took me years before I attempted to paint a raven I was so concerned about it not being perfect. I have come to a personal understanding that none of my paintings are perfect and will never be so I continue to follow my heart and paint what feelings I have about the animal, scene or object at the moment.

My goal as an Alaskan artist is to paint all things Alaskan, preserve our way of life and show the future generations how good our life is up here and represent our lives with my work. It seems I never have enough time to paint all the subjects I would like to so I do what I can and look forward to completing a painting and beginning the next.

Photography Credit: Tina Graham, Tina's Treasured Memories


Amy Reisland-Speer
Healy, Alaska
February 2012

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Sandhill and Damsel by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Portrait of a Trumpeter by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Flicker by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Two in the Bush by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Winter Moon by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Precious by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Santa Raven by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Kenai Ded Red 2 by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Nordic by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Nice Hat by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Kenai Ded Red 1 by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Lois' Iris by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Wood River Autumn by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Harley Ravenson by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Tuffy by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Pasque Flower in the Spring by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Fireweed in Summer by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Fall by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Dragonfly by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Tiger Swallowtail by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Tiger Moth on River Rocks by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Ravenoli by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Big Gull by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Mag Pie by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Raven Landing by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Raven Moon by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Flying Over the Tanana Flats by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Caw by Amy Reisland-Speer

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Rush Hour Ravens by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Nite Owl by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Retired by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Waterpump and Petunias by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Retired II by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Wheel Barrow Planter by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Athabaskan Women Cutting Salmon by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Hanging Salmon on the Yukon River by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Holy Trinity by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Otto Lake by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Mother and Child with Archangels by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Not a Dull Sheep by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Bleu Meus by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Sts. Constantine and Helen by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Wood River Storm by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Disappearing Lake by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Cariblue by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Suntrana Sandstone by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

For Purple Mooses Majesty by Amy Reisland-Speer

 

Colorful Cow by Amy Reisland-Speer

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