About the Art
Painted in homage to all of those women of my mother's generation who lived with terrible secrets because that is what was expected of them.
Amy Pleasant is as a Seattle figurative and abstract painter. After spending several years in the field of education she returned to art school to study design. Her color saturated paintings are infused with the exploration of memory, and generational transition. Amy has particip
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