Amy Ponteri

I am an artist and an art therapist. Whether working with others or making my own art, I believe we better understand our inner lives when we see them reflected outside of ourselves. Making visual what lives inside us (making the unseen, seen!) is, to me, one of the most exciting aspects of art. These expressions are as unique and individual as the maker.

I use ink on unprimed canvas in an effort to foster spontaneity. The ink on raw canvas is unpredictable and challenges me to be present – and to let go. I typically like to work large – raw canvas on the floor or pinned to the wall. This allows me to move around the canvas, to use my whole body, and paint in a way that I’m guiding but not controlling. I stretch my paintings on stretcher bars when the painting is nearly finished, creating yet one more new view and discovery.

Each year, such relief!
Ink and acrylic on unprimed canvas
30″ x 30″

Color Study 1, 2018
Ink on unprimed canvas
30″ x 29″ x 30″

Color Study 2
Ink on unprimed canvas
30″ x 28″

Painting   Acrylic    Mixed Media 2D
Community: 3
Studio Number: 42
(971) 235-4950 |


Wheelchair Accessible: No

Address: 2505 SE 11th Ave STE 222 Portland, OR, 97202, USA

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