Amy Conover

Amy is a landscape and figurative painter drawing on her experience in the New England countryside, and her experience as a clothing designer in New York in the 1970s and early 1980s.
 
A fine arts graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Amy Conover is an active Connecticut and Maine painter. A 35-year resident of Simsbury, CT and a summer resident of Camden, Maine, her paintings have been informed by the extraordinary landscapes, structures, gardens and light of New England.  Her figurative painting explores the human form and the interaction of figures in both outdoor working, and highly stylized environments.

In 2019, Amy became an elected member to both the Connecticut Women Artists (CWA) and to The Gallery on the Green in Canton, Connecticut.
 
She has shown in juried and non-juried shows in Maine and Connecticut, and received awards at the WHAL juried members’ shows. One of her works was published in "The Golden Thread Project", a collection of works selected to be shown at the Golden Thread Gallery over its five year history.
 
A member of the West Hartford Art League for over ten years, Amy has studied with Shira Avedore, Shawna Shane, Jerry Weiss, Ilona Levitz, Bill Simpson, and Paul Batch. She paints with the Back Room Collective and with a private group of painters in Stonington, Maine each summer. 

Education

Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, 1978


Juried Exhibitions

2021 Connecticut Women Artists Annual Juried Exibition
         5 Point Gallery Annual Exhibition

2020 New Britain Museum of American Art, Nor'Easter...50th Annual Juried
         Member's Exhibition                                 

2019 West Hartford Art League member's show
         Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT, 52nd members juried show
         Granby Land Trust, Lost Acres Gallery

2018 Granby Land Trust, Lost Acres Gallery
         West Hartford Art League member's show 
          
2017 West Hartford Art League invitational 8x8 show
         Granby Land Trust, Lost Acres Gallery
         West Hartford Art League member's show

2016 Golden Thread Gallery West Hartford
         West Hartford Art League member’s show, honorable mention
         Granby Land Trust, Lost Acres Gallery
       
2015 West Hartford Art League member's show, Polly Weatherbee Award
  
2014 West Hartford Art League, 80 years/80 days of art, by invitation
          Granby Land Trust, Lost Acres Gallery

2013 West Hartford Art League, Art Walk
         Granby Land Trust, Lost Acres Gallery 
         West Hartford Art League member’s small works show
 
2012 West Hartford Art League member's show
 
2011 West Hartford Art League student-teacher exhibition
         West Hartford Art League member's show
 
2010 West Hartford Art League member's show
 
2009 West Hartford Art League member's show
 

 Benefit and other Shows
 
2019 Simsbury Open Studios
 
2017-19 Aldemere Farm's Art Show (supports Maine Coast Heritage Trust
West Hartford Art League, annual small works show

2017 Three women show, Stanley Whitman House, Farmington
         Back Room Collective Simsbury Public Library
 
2016 West Hartford Art League Pop-Up Gallery, West Hartford Center
 
2015 "Landscapes in Oil" Three women show, Stanley Whitman House
          Backroom Collective, Hartford Fine Art
 
2014 Back Room Collective Simsbury Public Library
 
2013 Three woman show Simsbury Public Library, Art Walk
 
2012 Two women painter show Simsbury Free Library