“Daddy was an architect and I loved to watch him draw. Mama majored in religion and minored in art. She pointed out beauty everywhere and to the One who created it. She was a great story teller and writer. I’m a mix of both of course, but I spent far more time with my mom. This is how my story begins.”
It has been said that Crews has the ability to “elevate a common object to an elegant presentation” resulting in an aesthetic and appeal that is both personal and universal. A keen appreciation for all things has been the hallmark of the body of her work. For Crews, it’s personal.
Not always comfortable in the spotlight that sometimes shines her way, she is instead rewarded by the individuals who tell her they understand the message or are touched by the emotion in her paintings. Working in oil, her paintings bring to vivid life the detail we sometimes miss in the wonders of nature.
As one patron put it, “In Amy’s work, I see a sense of wonder that has been gifted to her. She paints in a way that helps and enables me to see intricate details of creation as I’ve never seen them before. I honestly think that her paintings have caused me to take more time to stop and look deeply into bits of nature that surround me daily. Her art has enriched my own sense of wonder.”
Amy’s award winning work has been featured in numerous publications, exhibits, and in notable corporate and private art collections. Recently, she was recognized as an “Emerging Artist” in Art Galleries and Artists of the South magazine and had her work installed as part of the permanent collection in the Alabama governor’s mansion. She also achieved the personal dream of hers…presenting a custom piece to Bono of U2.
Originally from Atlanta, Amy Crews now resides in Birmingham with her husband Matt and their two children. She is represented by Bennett Gallery in Nashville and the Grand Bohemian Art Gallery in Birmingham.
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Alabama Governor’s Mansion
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Children’s Hospital of Alabama
Grandview Medical Center
The Alabama Wildlife Federation
Innovative Billing Solutions
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2015 – Best in Show; Mountain Brook Art Association Show
2015 – Best in Show “Patrons Choice Award”; UAB ArtBlink
2012 – Award of Distinction; Mountain Brook Art Association Show
2011 – Monte Sano State Park Award; Monte Sano Art Show, Huntsville, AL
2011 – Best of Flora Purchase Award; Alabama Wildlife Federation
2011 – Merit Award; Mountain Brook Art Association Show
2010 – Buffalo Rock Award; Monte Sano Art Show, Huntsville, AL
2009 – Best in Show; Monte Sano Show, Huntsville, AL
2009 – 1st Place; Mountain Brook Art Association Show
2008 – Merit Award (Peoples Choice); Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional
2008 – Merit Award; Mountain Brook Art Association Show
2008 – 1st Place – Painting; Aldridge Garden’s “Art in the Garden”
2008 – Scholarship Award; Alabama Art Colony, Lake Martin, AL
2006 & 2007 – Featured Artist; Southern Living At HOME (sold nationally)
2007 – Best in Show, 1st – Oils, & Favorite Artist; Vestavia Hills Art Assoc. Show
2007 – Best in Show Runner-Up, 1st – Oils; Mountain Brook Art Show
2007 – Employee’s Choice Purchase Award; Energen’s “The Wonders of Alabama Art”
2007 – $300 Anonymous Award; Bluff Park Art Show
2006 – HGTV Dream Home-Lake Lure, NC
2006 – 2nd place Oils & Favorite Artist; Vestavia Hills Art Association Show
2006 – 2nd place Oils; Mountain Brook Art Association Show
2005 – Honorable Mention; Vestavia Hills Art Association
2004 – Favorite Artist; Vestavia Hills Art Association