Amy Beshgetoorian is a watercolor artist living in Clayton, North Carolina. She has won local awards for her paintings, including—3rd Place in Professional Painting at the 2016 NC State Fair, 2015 Johnston County Arts Council Art & Food Festival and Clayton’s 2015 Paint The Town contest.
Her work is for sale at Right Angles Framing& Art, (215 East Main Street, Clayton) and Tipping Paint Gallery (311 West Martin Street, Raleigh). Three of her paintings have now gained entry into nationally juried shows.
- Amy takes commissions—mostly, but not exclusively pet portraits.
- Amy is the current president of Clayton Visual Arts, Inc. The more she learns about her own professional art career, the more she is driven to help CVA meet the needs of Clayton’s growing art community.
- She also competes in local en plein air competitions.
Whether the subject is an animal, old house, or tree, Amy’s paintings are atranslation using simple shapes and surprising colors. By zooming in on a subject, she engages the viewer with how she sees beauty in the ordinary, grace in the awkward.
Amy’s artistic approach is most influenced by her introduction to Chinese watercolor. The energy of the brush stroke and the interplay of water and pigment become of primary importance. Any likeness to reality is secondary.
“A painting is a picture about something, not a picture of something.” –Kees van Aalst