• Self Defence Self Defence
  • Orange Family Orange Family
  • Orange Legs Orange Legs
  • Pink Family Pink Family
  • Sail Away Sail Away
  • The Other Half The Other Half

My subject matter is mostly figurative, I am naturally drawn to imagery from the past, and use archive film and photographs for sources. The activity of choosing imagery and selecting composition is key to the final outcome. 

Looking back into our recent past is an act of remembering and nostalgic mis-remembering, with photographs becoming the memory which constructs stories about ourselves.

I am also drawn to the times gone past which seem less self conscious, more free and full of what we were becoming.

Key themes are innocence, freedom, friendship, connection and family. Sometimes these are shot through with threat or questions of roles – the notions of gender and the dynamics of power.

Amy Dury
  • New Workshop Event

    Painting from Vintage Photographs

    Saturday 5th February 10-4

    Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft, East Sussex

    Click here for info and booking 

  • UPCOMING: Exhibiting at Cameron Contemporary, Hove March 5th-20th 2022

    New Work

    This show is a two person exhibition alongside abstract artist Jane Campling  

    I am excited to show my new work in this prestigious Hove Gallery and hope you can visit. 

    The show will be accompanied by a catalogue and a new area of my website. 

    If you would like to come to the private view please make sure you are signed up to my mailing list (form at the bottom of this page)- I’d love to meet you!

     

     

  • Artists & Illustrators Magazine

    6 Page Feature in February's issue

    Britains most popular art magazine are doing a feature on my work this February (Aprils issue confusingly!)

    If you are interested, its worth taking up their subscription offer in January .

    Find out more here.

     

  • Portrait Artist of the Year

    Appearing on Episode 5 - November 10th 8pm

    I am on Series 8, episode 5 of Portrait Artist of the Year (aired 10th November 2021)

    Yes you have Sky Arts channel if you live in the UK as it is now on Freeview!

    My blog about the experience is here

     

  • Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

    'Self Defence' Accepted for National Drawing Exhibition

    The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition will launch with the Awards Announcement at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London on Wednesday 29 September 2021 prior to touring to venues within the UK.

    Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 at Drawing Projects UK from 8 January to 5 March 2022.

    Drawing Projects UK
    Bridge House
    10 Stallard Street
    Trowbridge

    Hampshire
    BA14 9AE

    – check the website for details.

    The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition will include 101 drawings by 89 artists selected by Sheela Gowda, Artist, Simon Groom, Director of Modern and Contemporary Art at National Galleries Scotland, and ZoĆ© Whitley, Director of Chisenhale Gallery in London.

    My Drawing ‘Self Defence’ has been selected as part of this exhibition.

    Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize
  • Interview with Laura Ryan for Draw Brighton

    As part of their spotlight on the Trinity Buoy Wharf Prize

    Laura asks me about my drawing , using photo references and the issue of quick work vs slow work.

    Watch the 20 minute interview here

    Interview with Laura Ryan for Draw Brighton

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