Amy was born in Laramie, Wyoming, USA, in 1972. Her artistic skill became locally recognized in high school as she won several awards at the Laramie County Art Fair, and the State Art Fair. In 1989, she became nationally recognized by Dow Chemicals for their Earth Day Art Competition where her work went on tour to 8 states. She earned several art scholarships consistently throughout college. In 1992, she was nationally recognized by Mazda Art Car
Competition for being one of the top applicants. In 1995, she graduated with a BFA from the University of Wyoming and then got to work with a variety of experiences that shape
Drawn to the growing art community, Amy moved to Loveland, Colorado in 2001. She has become a successful artist by generating business through a variety of commissions, creating for charitable donations, belly casting for pregnant women, and selling original oils and acrylics. She makes her own “canvas” out of handmade paper (consisting of recycled junk mail and office paper) which provides a unique, thick texture to her work. In September 2015, Amy was accepted into Artworks Loveland, a community of contemporary artists in Loveland, Colorado.