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Amy Salisbury

Indo-Welsh artist tackling the universe from above and below - I experiment with paint to express the colours and movements inspired by the photography of NASA and the cinematography of BBC series Blue Planet. I attempt to not only highlight the beauty of the planet but to try and capsulate some issues such as melting glaciers and changing habitats.
In my home studio I physically move around the canvas/surfaces to manipulate and apply the paints from different angles. The liberation and technique of such free-flowing work drives me to push the boundaries of what can be achieved, creating a never-ending myriad of movement, effects and finishes reflecting underwater phenomena and the dramatic images of the solar system.
The world of visual effects and large scale art was opened up to me from a young age when I experienced working on scenic art for Welsh National Opera - probably the most influential environment for me before later attending The Courtauld Institute of Art to study Conservation of Frescoes and the science behind the artists’ materials.
My art invites the viewer to take a look up close and explore the art in detail before enjoying the overall energy.


Scholarships, Qualifications and training
• 1997 British Academy Scholarship to study Pg.Dip. Conservation of Wall
Paintings & Frescoes (Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London)
• 1992-94 ‘A’ Level Art – St David’s Sixth Form College, Cardiff
• 1990 – Training with Welsh National Opera – Scenic Art

Directories | Listings/Press/reviews
• Shortlisted for the Royal Arts Prize IV Edition 2020, London
• Wales Arts Review 2018 - Review of Landforms Exhibition, Boundary Art
• The Big Fuss – Directory of Welsh Artists & Networking
• The Guide – The Guardian – Nov 9-15, 2002 (Exhibitions Listing)

Exhibitions
• 2020 - Royal Arts Prize, Royal Opera Arcade, London
• 2020 - Online FORM Exhibition, The Art Project UK
• 2020 - Blue Planet - Solo Exhibition at Hearth Gallery Llandough Hospital, UK (Arts for Health and Wellbeing)
• 2019 - Stronger Together Exhibition (group), Blackwater Gallery Cardiff UK
• 2019 - Hearth Gallery Open Winter Exhibition, Cardiff UK
• 2018 - Landforms Exhibition (group) Boundary Art, Cardiff
• 2018 - Artist in Residence, St Canna's Cardiff
• 2009 Amy Salisbury at Nos Da, Cardiff, UK
• 2002 Waterloo at The Waterloo Gallery, London

Art Consultancy Projects
• 2010 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
• 2010 Five Lakes Resort, Maldon, Essex
• 2010 Rydges Hotel Kensington, London
• 2010 The Montpellier Chapter, Cheltenham
• 2009 The Midland Hotel, St Pancras, London
• 2009 Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh
• 1998 Mandarin Oriental, London
Private commissions & sales
• 2010 Ogmore-by-Sea – Acrylic on canvas - private client (Cardiff)
• 2010 Bird Flight I at Cosmeston – Acrylic on canvas - private client
• 2009 Bird Flight II at Cosmeston - Acrylic on canvas - private client
• 2009 View from Abergwesyn – Charcoal on paper – private client (Powys)
• 2005 Segovia, Spain – Acrylic on canvas - private client (London)
• 2002 Looking West & Looking East – Acrylic on canvas - private client, Kingsland Rd Lofts (London)
• 2003 Phuket Abstract – Acrylic on board – private client (London)
• 2002 Marrakech 367, Morocco – Acrylic on canvas – private client (London)
• 2001 AS001 Abstract – Oil on board – private client (Cardiff)
Public commissions
• 2010 The Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh – Acrylic on Canvas for Junior Suite
• 2009 Isrotel Agamim, Eilat, Israel – Acrylic on canvas for guestrooms
• 1998 Holiday Inn Victoria, London – 5 Abstract Acrylic paintings for
public areas
• 1998 Hotel Alcron (Radisson), Prague series of distressed fashion sketches
o 4 miniature collages
Other experience
• 2014-2017 Director - Interior Art Co UK
• 2011-2014 Director - Attic 8 Art Consultancy
• 2009-20 Freelance Art Consultant
• 2020 Shelter Cymru Art Auction
• 2010 Shelter Cymru Art Auction
• 2010 Eversheds Charity Art Auction
• 2007/8/9 Shelter Cymru Art Auction
• 2004-07 Buyer for The Conran Shop (London, Paris, New York, Tokyo)
• 1999 Art Consultant for Art Contact Ltd, London
• 1991–07 Part-time Scenic Artist for Welsh National Opera
• 1993 Community Art Project for Albany Rd Primary School