Hi, I'm Amy Letts. This will be my first year exhibiting at Artweeks. I'm excited to be doing so because exhibiting is sometimes difficult for me because I have chronic migraines and anxiety. I'm hoping that showing from my own space will work out well!
My Parents first realised I was an Artist when I wouldn't let go of the red crayon. I held onto it so long it melted and ruined their sofa! I was 3. Drawing has always been very comforting; it takes my focus completely and I enter my own world. In that world there's no boundary between reality and imagination, what is and what if.
I tried living in the real world and getting a proper job, but I wasn't very good at it. After a mental health crisis I realised I couldn't live without art.
Currently I work as an Artist-Teacher; I teach private art classes from my studio as well as working on my own art practise. I sell art privately and take commissions. I've also illustrated books, album covers and games. I make a funny, fantasy webcomic called 'Epic Fail' which is probably the only thing I come back to consistently.
Maybe you've visited Artist's studios before and seen works in the same medium, of the same subject, in the same style? You won't get that here! What I mean is: I make what iterests me, and a lot of things interest me. Generally my subjects are nature and mythology, but there is an awful lot to explore in that! I try to find magic and wonder; sometimes that is is the details that other people miss, or wild imaginings evoked.
I like to use different mediums, sometimes combining them, taking advantage of their unique qualities. I use graphite. ink, watercolours, acrylics, coloured pencil and others. I feel my style, although still evolving, persists throughout. I usually choose colours that complement and vibe off each other. In particular, my figures are usually not in a natural skin tone.