Amy Amelia White is a 35 year resident of Haddam, CT. She excelled in art and was recognized for her talent at allgrade levels. Following two years of art school at SCSU thesudden death of her father prompted her decision to leave school and look for work. After working at several sign shops along the shore, she decided to open her own sign business in 1988. Amy became proficient at hand lettering and guilding on fire trucks, boats and yachts of all sizes. She was noted for her mural combining brush work and air brush techniques most notably on the door of Greenwich rescue truck depicting the Mianus River Bridge collapse with the infamous green witch riding a hurst tool across a full moon. She also lettered several ambulances with much mural and 24k gold leaf work for the Mashentucket Pequot Indian Reservation. She has lettered an America's Cup Boat as well as Randy LaJoie's ill fated car for the Daytona 500 in 1984 and several in the fleet of Jimmy Buffet's fishing boats, and was honored to gold leaf the names of the deceased first responders to Tower One in Manhattan during 911 on two new fire trucks the department received to replace the ones that were destroyed. She also sold many boat portraits painted in oils on canvas. After running a successful business for almost 25 years she decided to close her doors and concentrate exclusively on painting. She enjoys working with oils and acrylics and also painting En Plein Air and has great fun painting with a painting knife, creating chuncky textured paintings. She also loves to paint still life's, close ups of flowers, people and pet portraits.
Amy is continuing her education in painting with workshops and classes. Most influential teaches are Robert Ledoux, Leif Nilsson, Aleta Gudelski, Mike Rooney & Robert Norieka.
Amy has been a member of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, Middletown Art League, Connecticut River Artisans in Chester CT, Clinton Art Association, Brownstone Art Association, Southington Arts and Crafts, East Hampton Art Association, Essex Art Association and Artisan Harbor of Old Saybrook CT, The Alliance of Haddam Artists, Former Secretary of the East Haddam Art League: now functioning as the Treasurer of the league and actively participating in their Plein Air group, Amy frequently exhibits in juried exhibition and often winner prizes and selling her work.