Amy Ferrari believes that joyous, vibrant potential thrives in everybody, everything, and every situation – an earnest positivity that she expresses in her painting practice. While her works have featured typical bastions of beauty: landscapes, trees, flowers, etc. at times they have portrayed more conventionally contrary, gloomy, boring, or ugly subject matter. In Ferrari's paintings, however, these subjects transform into visions that celebrate their latent beauty and suggest an alternative perspective of optimism. As she has described:
“I have a compulsion to celebrate the disregarded or the over-looked. This way of seeing has always challenged and propelled my creativity.”
Ferrari’s practice is transformative, and molds fluid lines, animated shapes and brilliant colors. Through the deliberate and careful attention given to each line, shape, and color, elements are edited as the positive spaces are massaged with the negative spaces, and colors are auditioned.
Ferrari’s degree in Product Design from North Carolina State University provided her with a unique and solid foundation that stressed the fundamentals of design. Her works are held in private and corporate collections in Canada and the United States and internationally in private collections in Sweden and Switzerland. She is currently based in Hamilton, ON.