Amy Jobes art is inspired by natural places with huge skies and distant horizons. Amy captures her emotional response to these precious, mysterious and amazing places by painting them. Amy says, "By immersing myself in nature and the elements, I fill up my heart and then I pour it out again onto the canvas."
Recording the extraordinary beauty and emotive qualities of a landscape is important to Amy. But equally, Amy also hopes that her art inspires others to enjoy and appreciate the land and ocean in the way she does.
Amy says, "I feel very lucky to live in North Devon. The gorgeous coastline and endless views of Exmoor are constant sources of inspiration. The conservation of my local beaches, moors and woodlands is also of high importance to me. I wish for my art to indirectly encourage positive environmental actions, by moving people to begin (or rekindle) their own personal love for the natural world."
Back in the studio, Amy is influenced by artists such as Kurt Jackson, Franz Marc and Turner. Listening to music as she paints and often using song titles or lyrics to title her paintings. Oil paints are Amy's preferred medium. Oils are rich, velvety and simply gorgeous. Using palette knives to spread the paint like butter, building on the undercoat with various techniques to create vibrant and textured impressionistic paintings.