“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else”. Georgia O’Keeffe
“Art is the magic mirror you make to reflect your invisible dreams in visible pictures. You use a glass mirror to see your face: you use works of art to see your soul”. George Bernard Shaw
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. Georgia O’Keeffe has been one of her most admired artists for many years. Her flower paintings and New Mexico landscape paintings are among her favorites. Amy’s three paintings in the “Illusions” show reflect this influence and her fond memories of a summer spent in New Mexico. The sunset horseback tour through Ghost Ranch, O’Keeffe’s home for many years, was the highlight of her enchanted experience.