Amy Pollien studied printmaking and industrial design at the Philadelphia College of Art with Michael Lasuchin and William Daley. As a painter, she draws inspiration from the plants and animals in her vegetable gardens for “bold, botanical still lifes” (Maine Homes, 2019).
“Her drawings are subtle, but if you spend a little time with them, they begin to reveal their character. Some of the most striking pieces . . .are a visual record of nature and neglect that is at once wistful and breathtakingly beautiful,” writes Kristen Andresen of the Bangor Daily News. Since 1978 she has exhibited at the Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Rutgers University, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, among others. Her work is included in The Art of Maine Winter by Carl Little and Arnold Skolnick.
Amy lives on an island off the coast of Maine and keeps bees. She is represented by Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor, Maine.