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Amy Gardner Dean

Wake Forest, NC

Raised on both a farm in Missouri and a lake in Michigan, Amy Gardner Dean was fascinated by plants and creatures from a very early age.  A graduate of Olivet College in Michigan, her classically-based BFA in Studio Art held concentrations in Medical/Biological Illustration, Painting, and Sculpture.

After time off for raising two boys (and litters of champion Great Dane puppies — while painting endless show dog commissions), Dean took a job with Jerry’s Artarama. Brought in as the Customer Service Product Technical Advisor, she then moved to the position of Corporate Artist and Product Specialist for Jerry’s Corporate Offices (producing artwork and product development for the catalog, website, and their 14 retail  stores). One of her paintings that was developed for a social media promotion ended up gracing the 2016 Jerry’s Artarama full-line catalog cover. In February of 2017, she became the Host of Jerry’s Facebook Live—a live show designed exclusively for artists that airs live weekly, 5:30-7:30 EST. Jerry’s FB Live features changing weekly topics that range all over the board from product education to instruction, techniques, and more, sometimes incorporating special guests.

Dean shows her personal artwork nationally, and still accepts private commissions of show dogs due to her background in dog fancy. Dean shows and breeds AKC Champion Great Danes and Pointers under the kennel name Dogma.