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.

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Amy,
    I am a pastel artist. I admire your work a lot. I am trying to approach the profession of art …professionally. I’m encountering some business issues and I’m hoping you’ll be able to answer some questions that have me staggering. Taxes! Do you have a state tax ID number? Do you file quarterly? How do you estimate what you’ll make in a years time? Where do you go with your tax questions? Do you prepare your own taxes? Do you have health insurance? Is there a group in Maine to approach to get a better rate? Where do you go with your art business questions?

    Thanks for your time,
    Nina Hartman

  2. Dear Amy, nice to find your website. We just hived our first package of bees and it is fun to read your blog. So far my son and I have each gotten stung once. But the bees seem happy now. We are about to go check the queen.
    East Machias.

  3. Hi Amy,
    I so very much enjoy your website and am highly entertained by your many projects. ( I thought your sea salt project was hilarious!) My husband was incredulous that anyone would go to such lengths for salt.

    Found you while looking up R who I had as a professor at USM.

    I think your work is absolutely stunning.

    Thank you for taking the time to record such interesting stuff..

  4. Hello Amy! I love your blog. I am a beekeeper, and whenever I can I work in stained glass and glassblowing. I have an evil goose that loves to sneak up on my poor little garden (and me), but i just keep on planting anyway. Please keep up the lovely inspirational work. 🙂

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