65 Lewis Hill Road
Bethlehem, NH 03574
By Appointment Only
Drawing and painting have always been the keys into my secret garden. My art is the doorway at the back of that magical wardrobe leading me from one reality into another. In school, I was only interested in two things: art and the people around me. Some of my best figurative sketches appeared in the margins of math papers! Outside of school I spent every available moment lost in my imagination along some peaceful wooded path.
As life unfolded in unexpected ways, I found painting to be a way to bring beauty out of darkness. In my studio, which often was just a corner of some room, I was able to experience a measure of control. Rather than pouring turmoil into my art, I have chosen to create images that express the light and order I craved. Whether on paper or canvas, my compositions most often draw upon inspiration from the natural world that has always been my refuge. When I paint for myself my subject matter is most often the glorious landscape around me, the animals that share my wooded land and floral imagery from the extensive gardens I have cultivated.
Changes in circumstances always show up in my art. For over thirty years, I have created technically complex watercolor paintings filled with light and intense color. My current work reflects my desire for a looser, less directed flow in life. I am excited to be developing my latest thumbnail sketches into finished works, most often in oil and pastels. Always, I seek to fill my paintings with light and warmth in order to evoke a connection for the viewer.
Amy Delventhal is an award-winning artist with a rich lineage tracing back seven generations to include an illustrator for major fashion magazines, a Parisian hat crafter and numerous painters. She states that she was “…weaned on turpentine…”, finishing her first oil painting at age 4 under her mother’s guidance and attending plein aire classes with her Nana. Delventhal’s murals and faux finishes enliven homes and businesses throughout New England. Her portraits and paintings are held in private and corporate collections internationally.
While Amy is primarily self-taught she has attended workshops with such notable artists as Byron Carr, Salvatore Guillino and Susan Abbott. Perhaps best known for her sensitively rendered portraits of people and their pets, Delventhal also paints the still life, landscapes and wildlife and offers her services as an interior decorative painter. She works comfortably in a variety of mediums.
Delventhal has a realistic style that captures the essence of subject in an intimate way that allows the viewer to feel a personal connection to the work.
- American Association of Portrait Artists 1993
- Seacoast Artist’s Association 1994
- New Hampshire Artist’s Association 1996
- Mount Washington Valley Artist’s Association 1998
- Board of Directors: Ammonoosuc Regional Arts Council ’91-93
- Board of Directors: Northern New Hampshire Arts Association ’01-‘02
CURRENT ONGOING EXHIBITIONS
- Essential Day Spa, Bolton MA
- MasterPeace Massage, Bethlehem NH
- WRENovation, Bethlehem NH
- Omni Mt. Washington Gallery, Bretton Woods NH
- The Artful Eye, St. Johnsbury VT
- The Gallery at WREN, Group Shows, Bethlehem NH
- Annual Holiday Show and Sale, Essential Day Spa, Bolton MA
- Cover and interior art for the book “Beyond the Notches”
PRE – 2004
- Art in the Park, Plymouth NH First place ’99-‘03
- Annual Sidewalk Arts, Littleton NH Awards every year ’92-‘03
- White Mountains Arts Festival, Jackson NH Awards every year ’00-03
- Old Port Equinox Show, Portland ME Awards ’99 –‘01
- Westwind Gallery Show, Casper WY Judges award
- Evergreen Gallery Show, Vancouver WA Honorable mention
- Louisiana Artist Guild Show, Baton Rouge LA Honorable Mention
- Drake Farm Winter Awards Show, North Hampton NH Best of Show ‘02
- Art in the Park, North Conway Awards ’99-03
- AVA Gallery, juried group shows, Lebanon NH
- Sharon Arts Center, juried group shows, Peterborough NH
- Gallery 53, juried group shows, Hanover NH
- Horse and Horseman Magazine, published illustrations ’93-95