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Amy Lusk

Region: 
South Slave
Community: 
Fort Smith
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Artist Story

When I got the opportunity to come up North for work, I looked at it as a unique adventure. I love to explore new places and that curiosity is what has kept me here for the past few years. I’m also highly inspired by the environment that I find myself in. Needless to say, northern wildlife and sceneries have provided tremendous inspiration since I moved here!

I’ve always loved to create all kinds of art since a young age, including drawing and various crafts. Most of my family is pretty creative. During weekends, my mom would be working on a craft project and my dad would be building something. My sister is a professional baker. My grandpa would do stain glass or any other project that he could pick up. In that way, I was definitely immersed in arts while growing up.

I’ve been painting for as long as I can remember, but I only recently got back into it. I generally use acrylic paint, but I love to experiment with a lot of different mediums. I’ve created pieces with a multitude of items and surfaces. Right now, I especially love working with bright and strong colors and textures. Even though I try to keep realistic propositions, I love to have a little bit of fun with colours and highlights! I think it could be neat for northerners or for visitors to see things that they are familiar with, through my eyes.

I spent a lot of time out in the Wood Buffalo National Park taking photographs of beautiful sceneries that I could paint later. I once took a picture of bison while I was staying at Pine Lake. It was such an incredible experience! We were staying in a little cabin and, all of a sudden, approximately forty bison and their calves came out of the bushes. It was a very quiet and drizzly day, and we could hear them chomping, while looking out from the cabin in awe. It was such an amazing experience and I am so happy I was able to capture it, in some way, through my artwork.

Artist Bio: 

Amy Lusk is from Lansdowne, Ontario, and has been living in Fort Smith for the past five years. She currently sells prints and originals, but also loves to share her art with loved ones. She plans to display some of her inventory at the Rusty Raven in Fort Smith and is also working on various commissioned work for local organizations. Amy is looking forward to attending local arts and crafts shows, as well as printing some of her designs on clothes.

Last Updated: April 24, 2018

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