Amy Friend

Raleigh, NC

Drawing for Amy Friend began at an early age and led her to travel around the country and abroad. Life experiences and challenges are what drive her creativity, questions, and self-exploration. Friend’s work, rooted in foundations and process, delves into the complexities of her life, the world around her, and the way the two fit together. Through drawing, painting and collage, she creates a context for this exploration.

Her current body of work focuses on a desire for balance and the dichotomy of her life; her desire for adventure and freedom versus a need for security and roots. Using metaphors and abstracts, her work maintains realism in its depiction. The compositions create a graceful struggle and an uncertain balance. A pleasure in the discomfort and need for the tension. Utilizing natural materials such as wood, pencil, and paper, she is able to create a unique perspective for the viewer.

Friend has studied Fine Art and Design around the country and abroad.