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Amy Huddleston

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20140817231013-huddleston_cportrait2_2013_caseinonpaper
20140817231034-huddleston_stephens_hands_2014_oiloncanvas_9x12
20140817231041-huddleston_revenant_2014_oiloncanvasboard_11x14
20140817231049-huddleston_inthestudio_2013_oiloncanvas
20140817231057-huddleston_paper_bird_bag_and_stripes_2014_oil_12x12
20140817231059-huddleston_paperbird_twig_window_2014_casein_30x30_inches
20140817231111-huddleston_steven_posing_2013_casein_on_canvas_36x30_inches
20140817231121-huddleston_portraitofsf_2012_graphite_10x8
20140817231129-huddleston_paperbag_2014_caseinonboard_16x20
20140817231133-huddleston_portraitofjh_2013_oil_24x18
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Ohio
Birth year
1964
Lives in
Seattle
Works in
Seattle
Representing galleries
Prographica
Tags
modern, figurative
Statement

Huddleston studied Art at the University of Montana from 1982 to 1983 and was discouraged by her professors, in regard to focusing on realism. She dropped out and moved to Seattle in 1984 to study at the Art Institute of Seattle, where she was introduced to the work of Vuillard and Bonnard via William Cumming. Though she was still encouraged to avoid realism, she was taught the importance of design, and how color relationships worked in painting. Huddleston left AIS to focus on painting.

While she continued to paint along the lines of the Nabis philosophy, as interpreted via Cumming; with frequent visits to his studio with fellow former AIS students, Huddleston continued studying realism independently, finding most influential the works of, Uglow and Coldstream, as well as innumerable contemporary painters.Currently Huddleston's focus is on realism, particularly on creating accurate “locations” based on what is being observed (generally photos, but not always) and then allowing the inaccurate things that we think we see, based on our own faulty perception, to intervene.