Amy Carlisle is an artist based in Memphis, TN. She paints from a family line of artists and continues their heritage through her work. For inquiries about purchasing, please see the “Inquiries” tab in the menu.
Much of Amy’s art is inspired by the work her artist grandmother “Dot” did during her travels across the world. Dot had an MFA from the University of Southern Mississippi, which for women in that era and in the south, was unusual. When her grandmother passed away, Amy had many pieces of Dot’s artwork passed down to her. She often uses her grandmother’s work as inspiration for her own work and thereby continues the legacy of art. Amy brings Dot’s sketches to life.
Born and raised in the South, Amy’s mother had a vision for a multi-cultural church in Mississippi. When Amy was 14, she saw her mother paint a church scene and ever since, Amy has had a heart for a mult-cultural church, especially in the South. She continues her mother’s work by creating new church scenes which depict people coming together around faith.
Amy finds a lot of freedom in just letting loose and using color and shape to create her abstract pieces. They are a refreshing break from the day-to-day structure of life.
Amy gets back to her childhood roots and often uses her fingers to paint her abstract works. It soothes her senses and calms her from the chaos of raising four kids.