Amy Larkin has had a lifelong passion for studying and creating art. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Studio Art (emphasis on Printmaking), and a minor in Art History. Shortly after, she earned a Master in Teaching from USF. She taught elementary school for ten years in San Francisco before focusing solely on raising two children and weaving art opportunities into their daily journey of growing up.
Amy is an artist, art-lover, educator and mother who has a passion for combining all these things into one, so in 2013 she began offering six-hour art camps on school holidays to children in the neighborhood. She finds
magic in children’s artwork that inspires her to spread the joy of making art to those around her. The success of the children’s art camps more recently expanded into four-hour art workshops for adults, as inspiring and supporting beginner artists is a passionate calling.
Being a full-time parent and immersed in the realm of home life has greatly influenced Amy’s subject matter. Whether painting with acrylic, with watercolor, or simply drawing with pencil on paper, her goal is to render the spirit of the subject, be it a lone artichoke, a squashed water bottle, a peacefully sleeping child, or an endless chore required by daily life. She strives to recreate the sensations she felt at a certain moment in time on paper or canvas. Forms, colors, and the emotions they conjure up provide the inspiration for her artwork.
Amy’s artwork can be found at www.amylarkinfields.com and information on her children’s art classes can be found at www.amylovesart.weebly.com.