Amy Gray

Amy Gray. Based in Lawrence, KS, US.

  • 4 awards won
  • 127 comments made
  • 19222 votes cast
  • Minted on Feb 22 2012
  • http://www.minted.com/creative/amydudagray

Awards

  • editor pick 4

designs by Amy Gray


favorite artists

  • Angela Thompson
  • Amy Gray
  • Smile Peace Love
  • Eric Ransom
  • Hannah Lowe Corman
  • Claire Duda

comments

Kelly Carter on Nov 15 2018
Kelly Carter
  • Minted Sep 7, 2018
  • 15 Comments made
  • 357 Votes cast

Thanks for the like! Love your "Fahrenheit"!

Eric Ransom on Nov 11 2018
Eric Ransom
  • Minted Jan 18, 2016
  • 3 Awards
  • 321 Comments made
  • 5797 Votes cast

Hey Amy, sorry not to get back to you sooner-hope you’re having a nice weekend so far. Wow, you hit the jackpot - 26 buys from one customer, one print? Which one(s)? That nuts but way cool. Maybe to resell in a local store? It bugs me too that the sale notice doesn’t mention size. But extra Xmas spending money for sure, eh? You were asking about the graphic design projects - yes, I use Adobe Illustrator. an iPad and Procreate too, not so much Photoshop. It’s really why I first thought about joining Minted years ago but the Challenge at the time was either Wedding or Baby related and I just didn’t have the imagination for those topics. I felt my style wasn’t relevant at the time or I wasn’t caught up on trends. Fonts and Type a part of that. I wish I could do more but it takes a lot for me just to make one or two cards and if you win it’s time consuming getting the project polished off for Minted. I guess you can start small and see where it goes. You asked about my kids - you’re right, son and daughter. They’re twins :) They just turned 9 on September 9th (2009)! Fun birthdate. He’s finally recovered from his ordeal but they found a couple of small hernias while in there so he’ll have to go back for another similar type of non-invasive surgery. I couldn’t believe the amount of entries for the West Elm challenge - it’s exciting. Ok, talk with you later. Have a good one!

Kara Aina on Nov 09 2018
Kara Aina
  • Minted Sep 24, 2018
  • 61 Comments made
  • 1985 Votes cast

Hi Amy! Thank you for the like, I really appreciate it. Best of luck with your work :)

Tanya Webb on Nov 09 2018
Tanya Webb
  • Minted Apr 2, 2018
  • 119 Comments made
  • 611 Votes cast

Hi Amy---thank you for liking my Flight collection (both pieces). I truly appreciate it and it means a lot. Thank you! I love your Atmospheric collection!

Becca Wildsmith on Nov 08 2018
Becca Wildsmith
  • Minted Nov 2, 2018
  • 15 Comments made
  • 178 Votes cast

Thanks for the likes & encouragement, Amy!

Amy Hall on Nov 08 2018
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 13 Awards
  • 599 Comments made
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Hi Amy, Thank you for the likes:-) I appreciate it. Best of luck with your work!

Eric Ransom on Nov 08 2018
Eric Ransom
  • Minted Jan 18, 2016
  • 3 Awards
  • 321 Comments made
  • 5797 Votes cast

Oh, how about the first KU game vs Mich St? Looks good!

Eric Ransom on Nov 08 2018
Eric Ransom
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Hi Amy, thanks for the note and likes. Truly a big fan of yours - glad you "cranked" out some art - really amazing compositions. I wish I can just like them all in one setting, got kind of tired going back & forth on the browser but got a few in. I mentioned to Minted long ago to allow users to stay on one artist page to view several works of art at once and not be driven to other parts of the website...oh well. That's really cool your niece is getting involved. I'll look for her works. Family talent! I was under crunch time myself this morning - just as previous challenges, had something come up that kept me sidelined but not complaining, life has it's own say most times - my son had an urgent appendectomy Monday morning, a Sunday night all-nighter included, surgery. It went fine and just getting back on his feet and to normal routines. Glad to keep in touch - good luck, I'm seeing some picks for you for sure :)

Faiza Khan on Nov 08 2018
Faiza Khan
  • Minted May 24, 2018
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Amy, thank you for showing love on one of my entries :) really appreciate it! ~best of luck!

Nikita Jariwala on Nov 07 2018
Nikita Jariwala
  • Minted Oct 19, 2017
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Thank you so much for liking my submissions. I really appreciate your support. All the best to you!

Amy Solaro on Nov 07 2018
Amy Solaro
  • Minted Jun 6, 2017
  • 100 Comments made
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Thank you for the like! I love your work! Best of luck!

Sarah Luna on Nov 06 2018
Sarah Luna
  • Minted Dec 26, 2012
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Thanks for liking my work Amy - I really appreciate your support!

Eric Ransom on Nov 06 2018
Eric Ransom
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Hey Amy, really liked your comment on my Verge piece. I wasn't so sure about the artwork overall but feel better now - thank you! It made my day :) So, I was thinking for sure you'd have a few submissions to the challenge but didn't see any ...maybe you're still working something up the next few days???

Becca Wildsmith on Nov 03 2018
Becca Wildsmith
  • Minted Nov 2, 2018
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Hi, Amy - thank you so much for the likes! It is so encouraging. I love your work. Especially "Atmospheric." The colors are so soothing and harmonious. Thanks for your support!

lulablu on Nov 02 2018
lulablu
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Hi Amy- Thank you for your likes and support- it means a lot to us. Really like your paintings-

Sejal Banker on Oct 31 2018
Sejal Banker
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Thank you so much !

LouisaKay on Oct 30 2018
LouisaKay
  • Minted Apr 29, 2017
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Hi Amy...thanks for the like on "unity". I really appreciate it! I l absolutely love your designs. Best wishes!

Nikita Jariwala on Oct 26 2018
Nikita Jariwala
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Thank you so much for liking my work. I really appreciate it. Best wishes!!

Tanya Webb on Oct 25 2018
Tanya Webb
  • Minted Apr 2, 2018
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Hi Amy--thanks so much for your like on my Emerald Angles submission. I really appreciate it and it means a lot. I love your work! Good luck and take care!

Eric Ransom on Sep 25 2018
Eric Ransom
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Hi Amy! Sorry for not getting back sooner. Glad to hear things are going well for you. The art in the park sounds terrific - I'm sure it's a big undertaking but you got the stuff for it. I'm trying to sort through this current PB Challenge and get something going....we'll see...what do you do to get locked in and get the creative juices going? I kind of went back to my first "win" of that abstract photograph and exploring that idea further - maybe something will come of it that I can build on. Are you taking up the PB Challenge? Hope so :)

Eric Ransom on Sep 08 2018
Eric Ransom
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Hi Amy, yeah, I've been rather aloof here on Minted this past year but hope I can get my footing for the next. So many things sideswiped me beyond my control - family tragedies, older pets & their care, house projects, my busy family, you name it. A lot of it ran right into the Challenges and I had no way to put things together other than a few photos and cards. Just seemed like an endless drip of struggle & new reality and routines. It was nice to look at some wonderful artwork here and there as a way to cope. But how are you and things back in Lawrence/KC? Glad to see you're still submitting work and getting some wins, well deserved. Again, Congrats! Thanks for reaching out and staying in touch. My kids are turning 9 tomorrow so it's a birthday bonanza weekend. Catch up with you later - Eric

Amy Hall on Aug 27 2018
Amy Hall
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Thank you so much for the like! I appreciate it. Best of luck with your entries.

Heather McLaughlin on Aug 27 2018
Heather McLaughlin
  • Minted Mar 13, 2018
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Hi Amy, Thank you for "liking" my "Flying Saucer" mural. Best of luck to you with this challenge. Heather

amanda lawrence on Aug 24 2018
amanda lawrence
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Hi Amy - many thanks again for all your support and likes and good luck in all these great challenges - Amanda

Hannah Lowe Corman on Aug 23 2018
Hannah Lowe Corman
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Hi Amy, Thank you so much for liking my submission of "On the Horizon". I love your newest submissions!! xo Hannah

Chi Hey Lee on Aug 22 2018
Chi Hey Lee
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Hi Amy! Thank you so much for your likes on my Kids Mural submissions. I love your soft color palette. Best of luck on all of your works!

Rega on Aug 21 2018
Rega
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Hi Amy,Thank you so much for the like :) Wishing you the best of luck on your beautiful paintings !

Lindsay W. Kelly on Aug 21 2018
Lindsay W. Kelly
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Thank you for the like! Best wishes!

Teodora Guererra on Aug 21 2018
Teodora Guererra
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Thanks Amy for your comment!! Love Fahrenheit!!!

Melissa Marquardt on Aug 21 2018
Melissa Marquardt
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Thank you for the LIKE on "Blush Bliss" Amy! Best of luck to you on your challenges!

Deborah Chou on Aug 19 2018
Deborah Chou
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Hello Amy, thank you for the likes. All the best in the challenges!

Rebecca Rueth on Aug 18 2018
Rebecca Rueth
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Hi Amy, Thank you so much for the like and sweet comment on the "Soothing Waves" entry in the Kids Wall Mural Challenge. Love your mix of entries! Best of luck on the challenge!

Rega on Aug 17 2018
Rega
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Hi Amy,Thank you so much for the like on Dream of Summer.:) Your painting is beautiful as always ! Wishing you the best of luck and have a good weekend !

Lucia Coppola on Aug 14 2018
Lucia Coppola
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Thank you Amy for your like! I love you atmospheric piece, I love those colours and textures. Good luck!

DSH Design on Aug 13 2018
DSH Design
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Thank you Amy! Wishing you all the best! -Donna

Jenny Partrite on Aug 12 2018
Jenny Partrite
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Thanks Amy. Your work is fabulous. ox Jenny

Lisa Travis on Aug 11 2018
Lisa Travis
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Amy, thank you for the like on my mural entry "Funky Town" I'm looking forward to seeing your entries in the next art challenge-Lisa

SARA SILL on Aug 09 2018
SARA SILL
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Hi Amy, thank you for your like. Wishing you success too. Sara

amanda lawrence on Aug 06 2018
amanda lawrence
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Amy - best wishes and many thanks for liking "over the moon" - Amanda

Jan Shepherd on Mar 12 2018
Jan Shepherd
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Hello Amy, a quick thank you for your support and appreciation of my Happy Couple entry in the card contest - much appreciated. I do love your paintings - why not pop one on a tshirt for the current contest? I've put 2 in for that - but generally I don't wear them with designs on, however I would be tempted if there was something more abstract in the shops :)

Hannah Lowe Corman on Jan 18 2018
Hannah Lowe Corman
  • Minted Jun 23, 2016
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Hi Amy - Thank you for liking my submission of "Flowers Pop on Adobe" ~ Much appreciated!! Best of luck to both of us in the challenges :) xo, Hannah

Sher Schier on Jan 18 2018
Sher Schier
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Hi Amy, Nice to meet you! Thanks for the like. I like the ephemeral quality in your works. Pretty. Warm Regards, Sher

Von Sides on Jan 17 2018
Von Sides
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Amy, Thanks for the like on my "Aqua Storm"! I've been doing some voting and came across you beautiful work. Your "Nightfall" is a particular favorite of mine. You have wonderful submissions for the Challenge! Best of luck! Von

Amy Hall on Jan 14 2018
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
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Thank you for the like! I love your artwork!! Best of luck with your submissions

Pat Foltz on Jan 13 2018
Pat Foltz
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Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my photos, Amy. It's my first time here, swimming in a sea of thousands of entries! I could stare at your Intangible all day.

Deborah Chou on Jan 12 2018
Deborah Chou
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Hi Amy, thanks for the like! All the best.

Laura Bolter Design on Jan 08 2018
Laura Bolter Design
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Hi Amy! Yes! My sunflower photos were taken at Grinter—way at the end of the season. Nice to "meet" another Kansan here!

Eric Ransom on Jan 07 2018
Eric Ransom
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Hey Amy, just wanted to say thanks for all the support! When do you think they'll share the results? Usually takes quite a few weeks and with more than 5,000 entires - yikes! Hope Minted opens up another West Elm Challenge which should around the corner - I'm sure you'll be ready for that one as well :)

Eric Ransom on Jan 06 2018
Eric Ransom
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Hi Amy, thanks for taking a look at my latest entries and the likes as well. You had asked about spray paint for that one work, I hadn't considered how it might look like spray paint and I had to think back to how I developed the work but it's actually a macro photo of lines on a piece of paper with some heavy digital tweaking that ended up looking like a painting so I went with it...I wasn't going to do anything with it at first but as the deadline got closer I decided what the heck. Love your pieces. Hope you get some awesome results :)

Adriana Mannion on Jan 05 2018
Adriana Mannion
  • Minted Oct 15, 2017
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Hi Amy, thank you for the likes on my submissions “Through the Clouds “ and “Misty.” Good luck to you on current and future minted challenges.

Rebecca Rueth on Jan 05 2018
Rebecca Rueth
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Hi Amy, Thank you for the likes on some of my Large Format Art Print submissions! Best Wishes to you in the Challenge!

Kristiina Almy on Jan 05 2018
Kristiina Almy
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Amy, Thanks for liking my Grayson Dark submission!

Heather Francisco on Jan 05 2018
Heather Francisco
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Thank you for your like on "The Green Bird"! really appreciate it. Best of luck in the art challenge <3

Eric Ransom on Jan 05 2018
Eric Ransom
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Hi Amy, lovin’ the newest entries :) Happy New Year to you. Good luck!

Lee Dunnie on Jan 05 2018
Lee Dunnie
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Appreciate the like Amy! Good luck to All!

Deborah Chou on Dec 13 2017
Deborah Chou
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Hi Amy, thank you for the likes. Good luck in the challenges!

Rega on Dec 07 2017
Rega
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Hi Amy,I love your painting !! So sweet :) Thank you so much for the likes on my Large Format Challenge :) I so much appreciate it.I'll look forward to see your beautiful entries ! Good luck :)

Rebecca Rueth on Dec 05 2017
Rebecca Rueth
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Hi Amy, Thank you for the likes on several of my submissions for the Large Format Art Challenge! I really love the colors and technique in your "bountiful" painting, It would be so lovely in a bright beach house! Best of luck with all of your entries in this challenge!

Lisa Travis on Dec 04 2017
Lisa Travis
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Amy, thank you for the like on my "Make a Statement" entry, very much appreciated! Your work is beautiful, best of luck with the challenge

Jason Derck on Dec 02 2017
Jason Derck
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Thanks for your like on "Hidden Valley" in the Large Format challenge. You have some beautiful work. Wishing you the best of luck!

Mariecor Agravante on Dec 02 2017
Mariecor Agravante
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Hi, Amy :) Thank you so much for the encouragement you bring :) I love how your art captures the light and makes it dance on the page with your composition and colors -- rather breathtaking :)

Eric Ransom on Nov 30 2017
Eric Ransom
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Hi Amy, as always, great pieces! Thanks too for the recent likes :) All the best!!! Eric

Avila Arts on Nov 30 2017
Avila Arts
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Hi Amy, thanks for all the "likes" - you're so generous.. Your art is beautiful! Keep up the great work. - Kristin Vorbau

Karen Kardatzke on Nov 30 2017
Karen Kardatzke
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Amy thanks for your nice comment on my work! I love your abstract pieces you've entered! Best of luck to you! karen

Pat Foltz on Oct 24 2017
Pat Foltz
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Hi, Amy, Thanks for the like on my photo, The Road. No wonder I'm also drawn to your paintings with misty atmosphere! Winthrop and Stellar are really beautiful.

Artichroma Designs on Oct 17 2017
Artichroma Designs
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Hi Amy, thanks so much for your like on my "Skyscrapers" art print!

Eric Ransom on Apr 25 2017
Eric Ransom
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Hi again, Amy. Sorry not to get back with you, got swept up with the weekend/family stuff. Are you working on new paintings, any shows coming up? To answer your question...Phase 2 of greeting card copy is just creating graphics for first round copy submissions or creating an entire card with copy/graphics. Hope to nail something down. Have a great day!

Eric Ransom on Apr 22 2017
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Wow, just a day to get it ready?! Crazy! I bet you were glad to have someone there to help it along in a quick turnaround. I probably don't have the desired set up to DIY the paintings - I do have a lightbox and some lights. I'd have to experiment with it but may end up having to use someone in the area to make the shot. So, with as many paintings as you have I bet the cost would add up just to stock your Minted store. I noticed you don't have anything currently for sale on you store....personal choice or too much to aim for? I'm curious how that might work out for me as an outlet...So, yes, the greeting card copy. I've always enjoyed graphic design but feel quite rusty about it these days. The fine art seems to call out to me more but I used to make my own christmas cards and I was initially drawn to Minted because of the card challenges. I've had some success with graphic design but I can't seem to pin down anything yet for the card challenges. I have never tried copy and it was not easy to come up with stuff and then you get in a zone and it's hard to stop. Let's see if any of them catch Minted's eye. I'm trying to work on the Phase 2 design aspect now but not moving as fast as I wanted to with it.

Eric Ransom on Apr 22 2017
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You're right! There is a West Elm on the Plaza, in the old Pottery Barn spot, next to Barnes & Noble. I forgot we saw it over Christmas on one of our treks down there. I was wondering if WE put a spotlight on Minted artwork in the store displays like over a couch or bed or something. Sort of in-store promotion. To clarify...how do you go about preparing your painting when submitting your Minted files? I imagine you need a good quality photo of the painting to upload to Minted - do you do it yourself or have a "go to" shop in Lawrence that handles it? I guess the file preparation email will come out next week so I'm sure that'll answer many of my questions that suddenly popped up overnight...I'm sure that was pretty cool to see your painting printed and framed up. Sounds like you were pleased with quality and execution. By the way, like the new pic - was thinking of changing mine as well.

Amy Gray on Apr 22 2017
Amy Gray
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Do you mean like what do I do to show it online somewhere for people to see it?

Eric Ransom on Apr 22 2017
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Thanks! Minted site was a bit slow or unresponsive this morning for me but working now. I'm excited - a good gust of wind in my sails, really :) Minted did the honors. So much work, I would love to look at each one individually but I'd be sitting here all day. A lot of first timers. So cool you got the West Elm list - perhaps you'll see it in the store in Overland Park, yes? I think there's one out there, only been a few times in recent years. How do you get your painting prepared to sell - the files, etc? Might be more involved than a photo but I'm hoping to do painting soon so I could use some tips :)

Eric Ransom on Apr 22 2017
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Hi Amy! Congratulations!!! I saw your Continental was picked in the West Elm Challenge. Way to go - happy for you :) Keep up the great work!

Fraser Lane on Feb 15 2017
Fraser Lane
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Amy, thanks so much for the like on my "Big Hello." I really appreciate it. Love your art!! Wintry Mix is lovely!

Bethania Lima on Feb 14 2017
Bethania Lima
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Hi Amy. Thank you very much for the likes on "Kind of Green" and "Part of the fun 4". You have some beautiful entries on the challenge. Good luck there too!

Eric Ransom on Feb 14 2017
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Yeah, thanks! I too have comment goofups like that. Especially when using iPhone.

Amy Gray on Feb 14 2017
Amy Gray
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You too! Yay! You are going to enter the show! That's awesome!

Eric Ransom on Feb 14 2017
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It was crazy. Showed some grit! I couldn't believe they tied it. Good day so far - just ordered prints for art show :) happy V-Day to you by the way.

Eric Ransom on Feb 14 2017
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Amy, hope all is well. Just gotta drop in here and say once again, what a game last night. Rock Chalk!

Karen Kaul on Feb 14 2017
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Amy, your submissions are amazing. Best of luck to you in this challenge!

Rachel Kiser Smith on Feb 12 2017
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Thanks Amy! Love your work too!

frau brandt on Feb 11 2017
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Thank you, Amy, for your like on my Baby announcement design. It is very encouraging. I am happy to discover you and your work here. Very beautiful art. You have a feel for color. Good luck with the challenges.

Lauren M Design on Feb 11 2017
Lauren M Design
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Hi Amy, thank you for liking my design "Little Sunshine" for the birth announcement challenge! I am a Minted Challenge newbie, so I really appreciate the approval. :) I love the colors of "Fahrenheit" and "Descent"!

Elky Ink on Feb 11 2017
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Hi Amy, Thank you for the likes on the baby shower challenge. I love your paintings! My favorites are Embers and Winthrop.

Karena Anderson on Feb 11 2017
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Hi Amy, Thanks so much for liking my designs in the baby announcement challenge! I really appreciate your support and am happy to discover your beautiful paintings as well. :-) Best, Rennie

Deborah Chou on Feb 09 2017
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Hi Amy, thank you for the like. Your paintings are so vibrant! All the best :)

Eric Ransom on Feb 08 2017
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Hi Amy, that was a great game! They haven't made them easy to get through-bigger point spreads would help! Guess it toughens them up. Sounds like such a thrilling and lively art scene at Lawrence. Doesn't surprise me. I haven't been there in ages. Used to go often, either to visit friends or catch a movie but I also studied with a piano teacher at KU for a couple of years - after my undergrad at UMKC. Several of my colleagues continued at KU. I did take some an Urban Design class there too when I almost went that route. Do you get to Kansas City often? Oils are gratifying, haven't tried acrylics, at least the good kind. The watercolors is tough. My kids are very artistic. I have twins - boy and girl, age 7. Clara is especially intuitive and gifted at art. They both study music and dance. She does violin and James takes after me - piano. I can see them immersing themselves in it for a lifetime, let's hope. We're not too pressured with pushing them. It's good to have that support line regarding your husband. Likewise, my spouse gives me plenty of room to explore and try things out. I'm thankful! Art shows can be laborious and maybe a hassle but exposure can help, I guess. Discouragement can be had. Even here on Minted. I'm glad I tried the Challenge again this year - it's been inspiring and great to connect with other artist like yourself. I've enjoyed the voting round so far. Lots of great stuff out there. Have a great day!

Angela Thompson on Feb 07 2017
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Thank you Amy for your your lovely message. Your paintings are beautiful and so dreamy! I love them all. Best of luck in the challenge:)

Eric Ransom on Feb 06 2017
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Hey there Amy - hope you had a nice weekend. Yes, have enjoyed the chats and getting to know you. Sorry I didn't get back earlier...kids had a no school holiday Friday which kept me busy then weekend stuff. Can't believe Jayhawks let that game slip through their fingers Saturday but they didn't drop far at all in rankings. Iowa St always plays them tough. But Baylor lost too - ha! I'll be monitoring the score tonight and see if they can bounce back. I do remember Fahrenheit and looked at it again. So nice! How did you like your oils classes by the way? When you mentioned gallery and my photos got me thinking I should ready these for our local museum amateur art show and enter these in the photography category. Bet you're anxious for the West Elm outcome...catch you later. Go Jayhawks!

Hannah Lowe Corman on Feb 06 2017
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Oh trust me, I tooooootally understand not wanting to stick with one style!!! Constant struggle! best of luck to you! Hope to see your name there too!

Hannah Lowe Corman on Feb 06 2017
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Love the diversity of your work, Amy! I can tell you have so many idea floating around in you! Winthrop sounds like a magical place. New England oceans are amazing. Yes, my travels inspire my work, but also kind of dreams and things I see behind my eyes if that makes sense. I try to bring calmness to my work to make people happy and less stressed out! Which I feel like we could all use :)

Hannah Lowe Corman on Feb 06 2017
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Amy - "Winthrop" is great! What is the inspiration of the name? Thank you for liking my painting "Lily Pads III" All the best! Hannah

lulablu on Feb 06 2017
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Hi Amy, thank you for your like on "tranquility in blue"- it means a lot. Really like your work- best of luck in the challenge. Our best- lulablu

Anupama on Feb 05 2017
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Thank you for your like and comment in my design bubble study. You have a great collection. Best wishes to you

Tresa Meyer-Clark on Feb 04 2017
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Amy, I love your artwork and especially your color intelligence. Thank you for liking my work, it means a lot. Best of luck to you.

Andrew McClintock on Feb 04 2017
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Amy, "Departure" was taken in D.C., Dulles I think. Glad you like it :) Good luck in the challenge!

Elisabeth Larson on Feb 03 2017
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Thank you for liking my work! It means a lot to me and deeply appreciate it as am new to the community. Your work has so much depth and beauty... is a delight to see..

Eric Ransom on Feb 03 2017
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Amy, that's a terrific story regarding the Challenge last year and congrats to you! Quite a thrill. I read Minted's announcement and tried to keep up with their Media News regarding where artwork was being showcased but I just can't recall what piece you had picked or featured (Boston? Embers? Love the Montauk a favorite vacation spot for me). I did submit one photo last year - the icy trees. It was near the deadline and I did it on a whim more or less. I thought I'd be more prepared this year but it seems things are always coming up unexpectedly at the homefront (this year it was a clogged drain over the weekend - argh!). These abstract photos were just something I had experimented with recently and since Minted had that genre down as a Challenge I thought why not...perhaps I should consider them for gallery inclusion someplace or other outlets, try coming up with more pieces. After last year's West Elm I took some watercolor classes here in Bloomington, IL which like Lawrence has a solid, thriving art scene.. A lot of it was plain air style work which is how my oils have been of late even though I got into oil painting with an abstract class to start with (Peoria). I've been thinking of doing more abstracts with oils or acrylics so I'm somewhat on the same path as you with many styles. You definitely have a lead on abstracts and nailing it down in so many ways. Inspiring! Enjoy the day :)

Courtney Crane on Feb 03 2017
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Hi Amy, Thank you for the like on Into the Blue. Your work is really lovely. I really love the ethereal quality of Stellar and Winthrop. Best of luck! - Courtney

Amy Gray on Feb 02 2017
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Hi Eric, you know the art scene in Lawrence is really thriving. The Final Fridays go all year round and lots of people are very supportive of the different galleries and the local artists. All the restaurants and coffee shops all have art hanging by local artists. There are a couple art fairs that are popular too. I do not have any of my work in any galleries because as you may have noticed from my submissions I have no idea what my style is yet! So until I figure that out I've just been selling somethings on Etsy. Is this your first year entering the west elm challenge? Last year I heard about the challenge two days before the entry deadline. I entered one painting and it ended getting chosen and was on the cover of the catalogue! That really boosted my confidence and made me want to try again this year. you should definitely enter your paintings! They'll probably have another artwork type contest some time during the year. How is it where you live? Do you sell your photos somewhere?

Eric Ransom on Feb 02 2017
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Hey Amy! Yup, that game last night was a nail biter with a nice outcome! Knocking off KY and now Baylor! That's cool your first hand experience with the althetics department - had to have been a thrill! Hope they only continue grow and keep the hot streak going. Baylor will be a challenge - like Oklahoma last year. Thanks for your kind words. I wanted to do more for West Elm but too much in my plate. I actually dabble in painting but felt these particular photos were best to enter the Challenge. Next year I'll try painting. Do you sell your stuff in Lawrence at galleries? How is the art scene there these days?