Dana here to introduce a fabulous local artist and School of Visual Philosophy Instructor: Amy Hibbs. I met Amy when we were positioned next to each other at Art Ark Gallery's annual More the Merrier exhibition a couple years ago. Having to stand around in front of our artwork displays, we chatted about this and that, how we both had kids, both were painters. What struck me the most though, was her genuine nature and how her personality seemed to match her paintings- very delicate, considerate and having something that went deeper- an authenticity that was deeply rooted in ideals of honesty and conservation. She seemed like someone I wanted to get to know, someone who had a lot more to say, a lot more to teach and to give.
So, being the proprietor of an art school I asked if she would want to teach at SVP. And she said yes! Since that first meeting, I am pleased to have continued our relationship and gotten to know Amy as a first rate instructor- caring and conscious of her students, taking every consideration into their needs down to the last detail. I am inspired by her artwork, by the way she works and by her willingness to try new things (and in this time and place, what more could you ask for?)
If you want to learn a bit more about her biography, keep reading and please click the links to see more of her amazing artwork, take a class and get to know her!
Amy Hibbs is a Northern California native who enjoyed an extended youth in far-flung places before settling in the Bay Area. Her background as a garden instructor strongly informs her understanding of plants; her childhood gardening alongside her mother informs her sensibility; and her travels in Japan likewise inform her aesthetic. She received her MFA from Mills College in Oakland. She received the graduate affiliate award at the Headlands Center for the Arts and was the recent recipient of a printmaking residency at the Palo Alto Art Center. She lives in San Jose with her husband and two children.
If you want to sign up for any of her upcoming classes at SVP check them out on Eventbrite here http://schoolofvisualphilosophy.eventbrite.com/