Born in San Francisco, out of a Dutch artistic family, Amy Polling has also French blood running through her veins. She has lived in various countries and considers herself "an European with an American Topping".She gets her inspiration from her travels around the world where she came in contact with people from all sort of backgrounds and cultures. Amy feels especially drawn to people with a passion for life and a charismatic enlightenment; "the Bohemian", such as, Dancers, Musicans, Pierrots, Lovers, Clochards & Royality. In her paintings, there is a strong influence of her theatrical background: a sense of drama, poetry & music. She paints masculine with passison....and, feminine with sensuality, serenity and mystique...
After her 5 year's studies at the Royal Art Academy in The Hague, The Netherlands, Amy "eloped" to Paris to work as a Fashion Designer for Sonia Rykiel Couture. After her Fashion career, she worked for a number of years as a Costume/Theatrical Designer and Art Director in major International Theatre Productions. Her creative abilities in Theatre took her to many different countries.Although, Amy has been painting all her life, it is only since 2006, that she followed her heart and gave up a successful career, to become a Professional Fine Artist. with a very personal and unique Oeuvre.
"My paintings are my Identity; the woman who is looking for her selfawareness & being, who is touched by life's experiences and has become aware of her endless possibilities and her authentic sense of freedom. My paintings are short expressive stories, which carry the message of Love, Passion, Pain, Hope & Dreams..I believe that Art can put down many borders & bridges....and, reach beyond horizons; to bring All Cultures back together in Peace & Understanding and reach out to all People"....
*Amy has exhibited her work in The Netherlands, Paris, Cannes, Monaco, London, Belgium, Italy, Dubai and the US.
Collection; "LES BOHÈMES DE PARIS"
Collection: "KING SOLOMON & QUEEN SHEBA"
Collection: "LOVE IS THE ESSENCE OF LIFE"
Collection: "THE ESSENCE OF A WOMAN"
Some of my earlier work; 2006 ~ 2010