Artist Statement  

Though the source of inspiration for my work is based in the landscape, I mostly work in the studio drawing on memory and sensory impressions gathered from different places I've lived and visited.  This way of working allows me to focus on expressing my inner experience of outer nature.  After many years of looking at the land and sky to create illusions of it, I am now more interested in playing with form and materials to give a total effect of landscape or nature as I experience it.  Light, color, movement, weather and seasons become the subject matter.  An illusion of space has given way to an implied space, one that is arranged and felt in almost a childlike manner.  Paintings are begun with the slimmest of intentions and in the process I discover odd relationships and unexpected color harmonies.  A lot of time is spent looking at the painting and allowing it to develop slowly.  In the drawings and prints thoughts and feelings about nature are often expressed in a surrealist language.  I see a random and beautiful quirkiness in how Nature places things in the world and I enjoy making images in that same spirit.    

Selected Collections  

Follow Your Heart, Harrison Center for the Arts Indianapolis  
Symphonic, Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI

20th Anniversary Show: AXIS Architecture Indianapolis IN  
Symphonic, Water Street Gallery Douglas MI  
Weather Polyphony: New Work by Amy Falstrom, Harrison Center for the Arts Indianapolis IN  
4 Eyes, Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI    

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Springfield VA  
Valco Financial Advisors, Indianapolis, IN  
Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN    

Who's That? Water Street Gallery Douglas MI  
New Work Tamarack Gallery Omena MI    

Education  MFA Printing: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN  BFA Painting and Drawing: University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC  Painting, Italian Art History and Language: Cortona, Italy