Amy Eikner is an abstract expressionist artist who grew up in East Texas, but got to California as quickly as she could. She loves living in the east bay area now and exploring the beautiful landscapes, seascapes, mountains and forests. Her work is greatly inspired by nature as well as by the culture of her surroundings. She can hardly walk past a flower without stopping and taking a close-up picture of it. Although she mostly paints with acrylics she also creates drawings with colored pencils and clay sculptures as presented in this current “Gods and Goddesses” show.
Amy earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Tyler and later her Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas Woman’s University where she also taught several art courses in the Fine Arts department. Her major was Painting/Drawing and her minor was Sculptural Ceramics. She earned a secondary teaching certificate and continued to teach Art in numerous public schools throughout Texas for the last 25 years. For the last year she has worked in a residential treatment facility for youth in Oakland, CA. Currently she is excited about focusing on her own art fulltime, being involved in the art community, building relationships with other artists and showing her work as much as possible.