Amy E. Vialpando was born in Laramie, Wyoming in 1972.
In high school, her artistic skill became recognized when she received awards at the Laramie County Art Fair. She was nationally recognized by Dow Chemicals as one of the top 50/1000 applicants in the Earth Day Art Exhibit, 1989. Her piece was framed by Dow Chemicals and went on tour to eight different states. In 1992, she entered the Mazda Art Car competition. She did not win the grand prize, but she did receive national recognition for placing within the top 50/1000 applicants. She was awarded with several college art scholarships. In 1995, she graduated with a BFA from the University of Wyoming.
After college, Amy found art opportunities as a sign maker, a screen printing art director, a graphic designer for a public relations and marketing firm. She worked as a free-lance graphic designer for a variety of clients while making art on the side to sell at art exhibits and art festivals.
Since moving to Loveland, Colorado in 2001, Amy decided to focus her energy and resources more directly on her art. She has generated business through word of mouth and she has sold a wide range of commissions, belly casts for pregnant women, jewelry, original paintings and sculpture. She has been active in local and national art exhibits.
In 2016, she was juried into Artworks Loveland and expanded her business to this downtown studio. She is inspired by the nurturing work space that the facility provides and by the amazing artists that make up our Contemporary art community.
Art is a form of healing and spiritual transformation. I am a Mixed Media artist with a love for painting and drawing because the process calms my mind and keeps me grounded in an ever-changing world.
Lately, I rely on ink, watercolor, colored pencil, and/or acrylics to deliver emotion in my art. I also make handmade paper artwork in both 2D and 3D forms using a non-traditional method that celebrates the preservation of trees. My subjects are inspired by my experiences in nature, the collective consciousness, and my fascination with sacred geometry.