Amory Stedman is mostly a self-taught artist and paints because it is FUN! She grew up in an artistic and arts-aware family, many of whom painted in various mediums. She learned about design and color by osmosis. She paints when she can and when she sees something that inspires her to use as a subject matter.
She studied with Cyril Gardner at the Main Line Art Center for many years, when her children were growing up, and more recently with Carol Kardon. She has participated in workshops at The Chester County Art Association and was a juried member of the Artists Guild of Delaware County. She has been pleased to be asked to join in the Squirrel Gallery shows and also in juried local exhibits such as the Unionville Art Gala, Agnes Irwin School, the Waterfall Gallery, The Chadds Ford Art Gala and others.
Painting primarily in oils, she is most interested in capturing light and atmosphere and mood, something that touches the viewer’s imagination, promotes nostalgia, inner feelings or memories.
Amory also enjoys painting wooden objects such as mirrors, boxes, trays, and furniture. Amory is a longtime “critter” maker at the Brandywine River Museum.
Amory Stedman’s 2013 Decorative Fireplace Screen
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