Welcome to my happy place! I love to paint and when I am in my zone, I feel life is great! Thank you for visiting my site and enjoy the art and thoughts.

2020 has been a difficult year for my family and probably yours. Covid affecting us all and then: the unjustness of justice in our Twin Cities streets and the riots that spun out of control and hurt so many small businesses, school closings, my Mom struggling with cancer, and the lack of employment for everyone. Whew!

I make art to help others and myself. Art gives respite( I adore this word! I read it in a book and it means  – a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant. Doesn’t that say 2020!!!!) and love. I hope my work makes you smile or just reminds you of a happy place in your life.

Love to all, Amy




18 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Hi Amy,
    It’s taken me some time to get back to my list from the St. Paul Art Crawl and I wanted to be sure to keep in touch.
    When we met at the Art Crawl, we chatted and I wanted to say thank you for your time and sharing ideas with me. I gave you my Treefrog card.

    I mentioned that a group of us were trying to form an artist group to meet about once every 6 weeks.
    We’re aiming for Thursday evening, Nov. 14. from 6pm – 8pm (plus or minus) at J & S Bean Factory http://jsbeanfactory.com/ on Randolph Ave. near Snelling.
    They sell soup and coffee and cookie-type stuff and they are not annoyed if people bring in some food of their own.
    Please, keep in touch and we hope to see you there!

    Deb Olander

  2. Hello. I was in Minneapolis on 10/25 and found your painting of the St. Paul cathedral at A to Z. As you likely know, when I tried to purchase it and they were wrapping it, the damp paint was smeared. They were going to see if you could fix it and I would still be interested in purchasing it. Please let me know if this is possible. Thank you. Wonderful work.

    1. Hi Kate – Thank you for your kind words and I am thrilled that you enjoy my Cathedral morning. It is a favorite place of mine in Saint Paul.
      Robyn contacted me and I retouched it, and it is drying now. It will be available the weekend of Nov 22-24 if you would still like to purchase it.
      Thank you!

  3. Hi Amy. I was in the A to Z gallery last month and really enjoyed your painting of Nye’s bar and was hoping to purchase one of them. I had went back today but found the exhibits on display had changed for the month so they provided me with your card so I could contact you direct about it. They did still have one of your miniatures but I was looking for one that is a little bigger. Please let me know where I can find one. Thanks!

    1. Hi Kealan – Thank you for coming back to the gallery. I love going to Nye’s and am glad you love the heart of Northeast!

      I still have a 5×5″ on an easel and a framed 18×24″. Is either one of these what you had in mind?
      Thank you, Amy

      1. Amy,

        Yes, Nye’s is truly the heart of the Northeast! I believe the 5×5 on an easel is exactly what I was looking for, although I wouldn’t mind seeing the other to compare. What is the price on the 5×5 and could we arrange for me to pick it up?


      2. Kealan, The price is $45 and it is in the gift shop at the AZ gallery 308 Prince Street. I can set it aside for you, and have it at the front desk. I will bring the other down too, so you can look at it.
        The gallery is opened Thursday & Friday 5-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 9-3pm.
        Thank you for supporting the arts and enjoying my art,

  4. Great to see your new work at AZ Gallery today! Love the Minnehaha Falls piece. Your Landmark Center painting still hangs in our living room and garners lots of compliments.

  5. At the Lowertown art festival I looked at your art for children, but I don’t see any on your site. Is it available? Where? Thanks!

    1. Hi Laura and yes, they are at the AZ Gallery. I have been a member of the AZ co-operative for 16 years. I know I should get them on my website! I am also a full time Montessori teacher and the hours in the day run away from me always! Please let me know what I can do to assist you and thank you for the time you took to look for my children’s art! This has made my day because the children’s art holds a very special place in my heart! Thank you! Amy

  6. Hi Amy,

    It’s Catie, I was one of your students at St. Peter Claver. I am not sure if you remember me but I also painted with you at the AZ Gallery a couple times.

    I am currently applying to an art college and was hoping that you could provide me with some advice and possibly a letter of recommendation.


      1. Sorry for the late response, I thought I was going to get an email when you replied.

        Ah, I haven’t really been up to much. I originally planned on being a software engineer, and took classes at Metro state for a while. I got really into comics and realized that was the route I wanted to take instead. I am applying to MCAD, for next fall.

  7. Hi Amy,

    Not sure if you missed my last message, but
    I haven’t really been up to much other than working on my portfolio. I originally planned on being a software engineer, and took classes at Metro state for a while. I got really into comics and realized that was the route I wanted to take instead. I am applying to MCAD, for next fall.

    I apologize for messaging late last time!

    You can contact me at catherinejutz@gmail.com

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