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Amelia Furman Loveland, Colorado

Artist Amelia Furman creates impressionist mixed-media pieces. “Through the layering of text, photographs, maps, and symbols, I bring forward the story of a place while using oil paint to express the transient nature of time,” says Amelia. While wanting to play it safe and work as a graphic designer and illustrator, her painting and drawing professors encouraged her to consider a fine art career. After college, her fellow artists in the Brandywine River Area in Philadelphia were highly influential in launching her professional art practice. Together with her husband, they built her studio on the lower level of their home. It functions as a family space and studio space for seamless working and living with two young boys. Amelia was presented with the Larimer County Artist of the Year award in 2019.

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    About The Artist

    Artist Amelia Furman creates impressionist mixed-media pieces. “Through the layering of text, photographs, maps, and symbols, I bring forward the story of a place while using oil paint to express the transient nature of time,” says Amelia. While wanting to play it safe and work as a graphic designer and illustrator, her painting and drawing professors encouraged her to consider a fine art career. After college, her fellow artists in the Brandywine River Area in Philadelphia were highly influential in launching her professional art practice. Together with her husband, they built her studio on the lower level of their home. It functions as a family space and studio space for seamless working and living with two young boys. Amelia was presented with the Larimer County Artist of the Year award in 2019.

    Artist Statement

    We all have a story. Unique and incomplete until we leave this world. Even then, our stories live on in written words, captured images, designs, symbols. Places and landmarks that serve as the settings of these stories also remain and become connection points for past and present narratives. These places now hold their own stories. My work is founded on a love of story and a quest to find connection between our own stories and how they intersect and build the ever changing stories of the landscapes around us.

    Through the layering of text, photographs, maps and symbols, I bring the story of a place to bear while using oil paint to express the transient nature of time. By using transparent glazes, suggestive strokes and small areas of clarity and detail, I invite you to come close, pause and find the underlying layers of story that make up the painting and while doing so, discover a part of your own story.

    It is my hope that my work gives you a new lens with which to see the world around you, helps rediscover harmony and beauty in the dissonance and provides you with a constant presence of transcendent beauty in your space.

    Artist Background

    Indiana Wesleyan University
    Bachelor of Arts, 2003

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