Amy Eichler is a local artist, born and raised in Fayetteville, and a graduate of the University of Arkansas, holding degrees in Computer Science and Art with an emphasis in oil painting and drawing. Amy is active in the community as a member of Plein Aire Painters of the Ozarks and Artists of Northwest Arkansas (ANA). Her primary focus is on figures and animals in both oil and acrylics.
In 2011 and 2012, Amy was awarded “Best in Water Media/Mixed Media,” a “Merit Award” and “People’s Choice Award” for her acrylic portraits in the ANA’s Annual Regional Juried Art exhibition and was the presenting artists for the November 2011 ANA meeting. In 2015, she instructed a pet painting workshop at Crystal Bridges Museum of American art in Bentonville, AR and painted live at Youth Bridge’s Starry Starry Night Gala for a piece sold in the live auction. Amy’s mural exhibits include the 36′ mural of a boy fishing on the Lake Fayetteville trail, and abstract mural at the Parlor Hair Salon in Fayetteville, formerly the Bulldog mural on Rock Street, painted in 2001, several privately owned murals, and a large mural project in partnership with The Fayetteville Underground and the UpStream Art Project in 2015 that is showcased around Northwest Arkansas. Amy’s painting “Maggie” was the cover for the 2015 edition of 3W Magazine. She locally splits her time between painting and operating as Dance Director at iNFiNiTi Cheer Dance & Tumble in Bentonville, AR.
Painting, much like dancing, is a physical self expression to capture the mood, emotion, or personality of the setting or model. It is Amy’s love of dance that has influenced her paintings to emphasize expressive color, movement, rhythm, technique, and the human form.