Amy E. Sidrane is a Contemporary Landscape Artist rooted in the traditions of Russian Landscape Painters.
Born in Hartford Connecticut, fascinated with the visual world, she started drawing and painting at a very young age. Her family moved from Connecticut in the early 60’s settling in Southern California. As a young artist, she was awarded scholarships as well as awards while only in High School. After graduating, Amy began studying art and in 1979 she was awarded with full scholarship to study art with the renowned Russian Impressionist, Sergei Bongart. At the Bongart School of Art she developed a strong traditional foundation in aesthetics. For the next several years, she developed her own unique style based on personal observation and studying from life, painting on location in both United States and abroad.
Amy is a founding member of the Plein Air Painters of California (part of the original group of six artist 1982 – 1984) as well as a Signature Artist Member of the California Art Club. In 1998, Amy was awarded the Gold Metal for Landscape Painting at the Gold Medal Exhibition sponsored by the California Art Club, (est. 1909). Her works have been included in countless Museum Exhibitions throughout the United States.
During the many years of artistic study, landscape painting has risen to be a personal passion. Complimenting her painting passion is her deep understanding and concern for responsible conservation. As a member of the Portuguese Bend Artist Colony, Sidrane for the past 18 years has exhibited her paintings with this distinguished group benefiting Open Space and Land Conservation.
Amy spends a great deal of the time on the road, painting on location. She continues to be an advocate for Plein Air Painting, as well as being a serious studio painter. Its in the studio that she develops these pieces to a new richness and aesthetic quality.
Inspired by landscape – Her painting transcends the subject and becomes a reflection of her inner person and values. Each painting is a stepping stone of a life devoted to her Art.