Amy Phillips Chuckrow spends her summers painting landscapes on Nantucket, where she has fallen in love with the many different light effects found on the Island. The Brant Point Lighthouse is one of her favorite spots to paint. “There is so much going on here,” she says, “whether it is the sun burning through early morning mist, or boats sailing by on a clear and windy afternoon. Sometimes there are white caps on the water and sometimes the water is still and translucent. When a plein air painter works outside, it?s impossible not to notice that the visual world changes constantly. The shadows grow longer or shorter. The goal of a landscape painter is to capture a particular visual moment by unifying the visual phenomena occurring around her. By creating a beautiful image, the artist evokes a feeling in the viewer that speaks a familiar language. In other words, the viewer has been there and seen and felt that very same thing.”
After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design in 1981, Amy Chuckrow began studying with Paul Ingbretson in the atelier tradition of the Boston School. She spends most of her time working at Fenway Studios. Over the years, she has participating in several group shows, including the Powers Gallery, Acton; Jensen Fine Arts, Chestnut Hill; Gallery Five Hundred, Weston; The Guild of Boston Artists; and the East End Gallery, Nantucket.