Amy Stewart Hale, PennDragon Bio/Resume
I am a working professional artist that has owned and operated PennDragon Studios since January 1990. I started my company in Chicago, and my focus became custom interior design paint treatments, murals, and trompe loi. During that time period, I was also training as an hand skilled illustrator with Ray Shlemon, Art Director, Chicago Tribune, and Dick Tracy through a mutual sponsor.
After moving to the Atlanta area in 1995, I continued to pursue my passion in Art through PennDragon Studios..I moved to Las Vegas in 2011 and my focus is now on building my show resume and creating new works..
Along the way I have developed and mastered many skills including:
Painting (Acrylic, and various Faux-Finish Techniques)
Illustration (Pencil, Colored Pencil, Charcoal, Pen and Ink, Marker, Watercolor, and Airbrush)
I am now beginning to explore Computer Graphics and Interactive Multi-Media.
I have worked with and apprenticed under many professional artists during my career, including: Jerry Nissen, John and Sue Dutcher, Nancy Bartush, Ray Shleman, William Alexander, Jr., Paul Michael Alexander, William Harris, Sylvia Long, Roger Sawhill, Stanis Kodman, and Berwin Hung.
I value every bit of knowledge that I have found, been given, and continue to gain on this journey of Life and Art.
As I have always said, " A wish is the foundation of one's goals, attaining those goals are the fullfillment of one's life."
Thank you for taking time to explore my life's works.
Please visit often, as I will continue to grow, add to my collection, and explore as a true student of life...PennDragon
Painting, Master of Acrylic (Heavy Body) wet and dry brush techniques on various grounds.
Painting, Master of Faux Wood and Stone Techniques including Mahogany, Oak, Marble, and Granite
Painting, Master of Rag Treatments including: Rag on, Rag off, 3+ Color Treatments, Foils and Metallic
Painting, Master of Faux Linen, Denim, and Stenciled Baroque Silks
Painting, Master Venetian Plaster Treatments
Painting, Master of Trompe Loi Garden Scenes using all skills listed above.
Painting, Master Muralist
Illustration, Master Colorist/Hand Techniques including watercolor
Illustration, Skilled Airbrush Technique (AB Turbo, and VL)
Drawing, Master of Graphite
Drawing, Master of Charcoal
Drawing, Master of Watercolor Pencil
Drawing, Skilled at Colored Pencil
Drawing, Skilled at Ink, pens/markers
Design, Master Interior Finish Treatments, including dimensional treatments (Venetian Plasters).
Design, Master Interior Mural Elements
Design, Master of Color Theory, Interior Design
Design, Skilled at Concept/Layout Production for Print
Design, Skilled at Book Building
Multi-Media, Basic Photoshop/Illustrator, Word, Quark
Multi-Media, Intermediate Print Shop 20
_____________________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, and sustainable development/building and community projects.
I believe fully in supporting various programs that are working to effect change from a grassroots level for human rights and clean energy and donate both completed art for charitable auction, and a portion of my sales.
Currently showing as a Resident Artist with Inside Style Designer Showroom, 1119 S Main Street, Las Vegas
Amy regularly shows Jana's Redroom located in The Arts Factory at 107 E Charleston, Las Vegas NV .
In 2017, Amy has several shows planned with Oasis Medical Community Center located in Downtown Spaces, 1800 Industrial, Las Vegas...watch her social media for info.
____________________Shows listed in order from most recently closed:
Oasis Medical Community Center, Downtown Spaces, Las Vegas January 2017
Inside Style Designer Showroom, Las Vegas May 2014-present
Twisted Artist Gallery at The Arts Factory, Nov 2015-Dec 2016
Main Street Moto, Las Vegas, April 2016-Nov 2016
Downtown Crown at The Arts Factory, Las Vegas, Feb 2016-Dec 2016
Bar+Bistro at The Arts Factory Feb-June 2015
Eden Gallery, Las Vegas, NV October 2014-April 2015
Skin City Body Painting, Las Vegas, NV
"Through The Rabbit Hole" Dec 2014
Individual Public Wall at The Arts Factory, Las Vegas, NV June 2013 - August 2014
Skin City Wonder Woman Art Exhibit, Dec 2012
Individual Public Wall at The Arts Factory, Las Vegas, NV March 2012
Individual Public Wall at The Arts Factory, Las Vegas, NV Jan 2012
Smokey D’s Smoke Shop, Las Vegas, NV Nov 2011 - Jan 2012 Solo Show
The Spot Gallery, Las Vegas, NV Oct – Nov 2011
@Twelve21 Gallery Las Vegas, NV Sept. 2011 Solo Show
Art Exchange, Atlanta in conjunction 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 February 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 1994-2002, Permanent Installation of 11 Originals
Around the Coyote, Chicago, IL 1993
Professional references and client list available per request