My career as a professional artist began in Chicago in 1990, my works span the last 18 years...Thank you for taking the time to explore them.
My early works were created at our home on West Cullom Street in the Old Irving Park neighborhood in Chicago, near Montrose and Elston...
People could see my studio lights from the street...and as you walked toward my windows you could see my art in the window facing east in the direction of Western Ave...
I would ride the bus and walk everywhere so I could learn the progression of the streets and I always had a portfolio and/or a sketch pad with me when I was by myself...when I had my son, Mykhal with me, he was always my focus...as those of you who knew me remember.
I moved to the Atlanta area in 1995 after my husband, Buddy, died suddenly and unexpectedly...
Chicago just wasn't the same for me...and I wanted to find a place where I could create memories for our son, at a pace I could handle at that moment in my life...and I found a place called west Georgia...
I spent most of the last 17 years there, working very hard creating atmospheres in peoples homes...like I have always said...we make your place, your space...
...more of my work in Atlanta is recognized in custom interior design...and that's ok...because I never stopped being an artist...
By doing interiors I just changed my focus for a while...and in doing so found a deeper direction to take my fine art in.
I remarried in 2003 to Rusty Hale...We share Mykhal and welcomed our daughter Bella into our lives in 2004...our family is complete.
I am now facing the longterm challenges of several work related injuries and the hardship my body has faced by spending the better part of the last 20 years climbing ladders as an income source...I am grateful for every moment of what I have accomplished through my work, however my body can no longer be pushed to the level a professional interior design artist must achieve to be successful and profitable...
Our family recently relocated to Las Vegas, NV and I am scheduling shows for the remainder of 2012 and beyond.
My focus is once again, my fine art.
Thank you for exploring my works...
and for those of you who wish to see and/or collect them...
_____________________Charitable Focus/Mission Statement
I believe an artist’s job is to give in ways that create a better world for people within their family, their community, their state, their nation, and their world…
I am grateful for the ability I have through creation of art, and I believe that it is my duty to work toward a better society, by living my truths through my work of donation and public appearances to bring awareness to the issues facing women of domestic violence, and homelessness.
I believe fully in supporting various programs that are working to effect change from a grassroots level to make The USA as strong as we can be in the World of Tomorrow.
...Thank you for supporting both my works and the causes I believe in supporting to make a difference for people they are working to help by easing the challenges they are facing in every moment by walking their paths...
I value you all....Amy Stewart Hale, PennDragon Studios
The Arts Factory, Las Vegas, NV Jan 2012
Smokey D's Smoke Shop, Las Vegas, NV Nov-Dec 2011
The Spot, Las Vegas, NV Oct-Nov 2011
@Twelve21 Gallery Las Vegas, NV Sept. 2011
Art Exchange, Atlanta in conjuction with Fulton County Arts Council, May 16, 2009
VSA arts of GA "New Looks 2009"
Mint Gallery, Rock and Roll Art Show Feb. 2008
Club 1763, Personal Appearance with Art 2end Saturday each month June-Oct 2007
VSA arts of GA, Starry, Starry Nights Gala 2007, March 19, 2007, sold four pieces for benefit
Art XPlosion Feburary 2007 in Southern Mills Loft Space, curator Corey Barksdale
VSA arts of GA "Make Your Mark 2007", mid January through mid Feburary 2007
Staley’s Grace Art Expo and Bistro, Midtown Atlanta, GA, April 2006 through August 2006
The Gallery, Theatre Decatur, Decatur, GA March 3 and 4, 2006
AKA Lounge, "Into The Clear Blue" Orlando, FL November 2005
Java Genie, Carrollton, GA October 2004
Artwalk, Carrollton, GA 1999-2003
Daniello's Restaurant, Chicago, IL 1994-close, Permanent Installation of 11 Originals
Around the Coyote, Chicago, IL 1993
PennDragon Studios Client List Includes but is not limited to:
Interior Designer Jan Adams, Southern A & E, Murals in Various Georgia School Systems
Lexington Home Brands, "Destination Home" Stores, Lexington, NC
Susi Roos, Blossoming Heart Ministries, Chicago, IL
Sharon McNair, Doggie Do and Kitty Too, Chicago, IL
Dan Casale, Daniello's Restaurant, Chicago, IL
Mike Horton, Property Development, Carrollton, GA
The Maple Street Mansion, Carrollton, GA
Pearl's Restaurant, Carrollton, GA
Numerous Private Residences in GA, AL, IL, IN
Reference/Mentor contact is available by request