Amy Gardner is an Australian born, London based fine artist and printmaker, known best for her bold use of colour and light. The driving force behind Amy’s work is empowerment, celebrating womanhood, embracing imperfections and the POWER of “women supporting women”. She uses humour with found image from 1950’s advertising to smash the ideal of the 'perfect woman' and to illustrate just how archaic, yet prevalent in contemporary culture, these ideals are.
Amy merges print formats, lino, screenprint, monoprint and etching, often combining them with acrylic paint, ink pulling, collage and photography. Amy amplifies the message of embracing our imperfections and celebrating our uniqueness by deliberately working outside of the realm of printing standards; mis-registering, pushing and disregarding perceived limits
Bringing an instinctive and playful approach to her work, Amys bold use of colour comes from her belief in colour therapy, further influenced by her tendency to think of people in colours (synaesthesia). Amy uses her work as a tool of mass communication – in an effort to empower the viewer.
Amy works from her garden studio as well as from communal print studios across London. Her work can be found in various private collections world wide, currently exhibits with a number of galleries across the country and sells at various international art fairs.