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Amy Galinko watercolor artist

Photo by Shannon Kachuba Photography

Amy Galinko | a gal's art

Amy Galinko is deeply inspired by colors and patterns found in nature. Her watercolor paintings emphasize the energy and light that she observes throughout the continuously changing seasons. She enjoys painting landscapes with architectural elements, including local landmarks in the Lower Hudson Valley region where she lives. She also creates watercolor collage, a technique in which she repurposes her practice paintings by cutting or tearing paper and recycling them into something new and beautiful. She draws inspiration for her collages from the wonder and awe through which her three young children experience the world. 

 

Amy's artistic immersion occurred relatively recently. In 2017, faced with the challenge of being a mom to three kids under the age of 3, Amy took a break from her career in healthcare to focus on her family. During this time she enrolled in a local watercolor class and started A Gal’s Art to share her artistic endeavors.  Amy finds that watercolor painting provides a space for her creative energy and also offers invaluable insight about patience and going with the flow that can be applied elsewhere in life.

 

Amy lives in Cortlandt Manor, NY with her husband, their three young children and a flock of rebellious chickens!

Exhibits & Honors

2019           Received third place ribbon for Autumn Fire in a juried art show at the White Plains Woman’s Club in White Plains, NY

 

2021           Exhibited the watercolor painting, Summertime Blues, in the juried exhibit "In the Garden" at the Walkill River School's 

                    Patchett Gallery.

2021           Group watercolor art exhibit at Muscoot Farm in Katonah, NY

 

2021-22     Ongoing display of artwork at Moonbean Cafe in Briarcliff Manor, NY

 

2022           Virtual workshop presentation on watercolor collage methods for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and                                         Illustrators (SCBWI)

 

2022           Watercolor exhibit, In and Around the Hudson Valley, at Hendrick Hudson Free Library in Montrose, NY

 

2022           Exhibited the watercolor collage, Campsite at Johnny’s Orchard, in the Folktales Gallery Showcase at Black Cow in                                  Pleasantville, NY hosted by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

2022           Watercolor exhibit, Love Letter to Summer, at Black Cow Coffee Company, Pleasantville, NY. 

2023           Watercolor exhibit at Black Cow Coffee Company, Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

2023           Joint watercolor exhibit, Two Artists, One Vision: A Watercolor Celebration of Nature, at Teatown Lake Reservation,           

                     Ossining, NY.

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