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Amy Fisher has been a member of the Evening and Weekend Studies faculty at Evergreen since Spring quarter 2000. She taught Life and Landscape drawing for two years. During 2001-02 Amy taught Beginning Drawing and Introduction to Watercolor. Amy works primarily in watercolor in her professional work. During the intervening summers she team taught first session with art historian Ann Storey. Their popular 8 credit, 5 week course – An Artists Retreat, taught at the Organic Farm, will be offered again this Summer beginning June 23. Find more info on this class at _(coming soon)_____________-
Amy is teaching Introduction to 2-dimensional Studio Art each quarter during the 2002-2003 calendar year. Come to Academic Fair Wed. March 5 4-6 pm for more information on these and other offerings for Spring and Summer.
Amy has been working as a professional artist and teacher since graduating from the University of Idaho in 1974. She began her career illustrating field guides of Northwest mammals and birds for ornithology and mammalogy professor, Earl Larrison. After moving to Puget Island, WA, a small fishing and dairy farming community on the Columbia River, Amy began spending her days drawing and painting from nature. She taught drawing, painting, and relief printmaking at Lower Columbia College in Longview. Following a move to Olympia a few years later, she enlarged her work and her audience, securing gallery representation in Seattle, Denver, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Shows, sales and commissions motivated her work which continued to be inspired by nature but expanded to imagery more personal than scientific documentation. Connection with the spiritual and invigorating forces of nature which initiate a transcendent experience fuel her ongoing expression in the visual arts.
In addition, Amy works as a private tutor for students of all ages with dyslexia or other learning challenges.
She is married to Greg, a forester and wetlands restoration specialist for the Natural Resource Conservation Service. They have two college-age daughters.