Announcements Archive

Olympia Arts Walk – New Work

Posted October 6, 2017 By Amy Fisher

Friday 10/6 5-10p and Saturday 10/7 Noon-5p…I am showing new Watercolor collages along with 35 paintings by my students at Chinese Healing Arts on Columbia between Legion and 7th. Please visit the show! I would love to talk about the direction of this work with you. I will be there Fri 5-7 and Sat 3-5.

May 18th Presentation – New Work

Posted May 3, 2017 By Amy Fisher

Join me for A presentation on the process I have been using for recent work, none of which is yet published to my online Gallery. It involves expanding drawings into paintings, cutting paintings, re-painting and reconnecting or rearranging. I will  talk about my impulse to divide work, its history in my past work and this pathway to get closer to the essence of the sources that inspire my work.

When – May 18, 2017 – 7:30p (meeting opens at 6:30)

Where – The Olympia Art League May meeting – open to the public.

Faith Lutheran Church, 7075 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503

Save the Date – Sept 11 & 12

Posted July 23, 2015 By Amy Fisher

I am going through all of my work this summer to clear space, selecting older work and new work for a BIG STUDIO SALE! Since I don’t have a big studio, I have rented space at The Olympia Center, near Percival Landing to hold the sale in Rooms 101/102.

Mark your calendars! SEPTEMBER 11 & 12. Friday 4-8pm and Saturday 11-4.

This will be a great opportunity to buy original paintings and prints at 20 – 60% off! I will be accepting V, MC, D credit cards.

If I don’t have your email and/or snail mail address, to receive an invitation, please send that information to me.



May Class – Design and Composition in Watercolor

Posted April 27, 2015 By Amy Fisher

Space is available, beginning Friday MAY 1, I will be teaching a 4-week watercolor class focusing on the Elements and Principles of Design. Through a series of progressive exercises we will explore how the placement of lines, shapes, color/value, textures, and patterns influence composition using the principles of rhythm, unity and variety, balance, scale and proportion.

By studying another artist’s painting we will deconstruct the image to analyze its composition and generate our own work.

This class meets at the Olympia Center =Room 204. 1-4 pm $120. You must sign up with me directly. Contact me through this site or by emailing me at



Watercolor Show extended to 1/11/15

Posted January 4, 2015 By Amy Fisher

My show of dog watercolors and tiles at Childhood’s End Gallery in Olympia has been extended to Sunday the 11th. If you have not yet seen it, please stop by. The Gallery is located near the Marina downtown, at the southernmost tip of Puget Sound. 222 Fourth Ave W.

I heard from many folks, even locals of some tenure, who’d never been in the Gallery before and were surprised how wonderful it is. The Richardson’s taste in art and craft is impeccable. You will enjoy the entire experience.

If you do stop by, let me know. I love getting feedback.

Thanks and Happy New Year to all!


Come see my new watercolors and  tiles of dogs showing at Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 Fourth Ave W, Olympia, WA! The show will be up Friday the 21st and continue through December 31st. Hours – Monday – Saturday 10 – 6, Sunday 11 – 5.

Since childhood, I’ve felt a strong connection with dogs. The paintings in this show include my own lab and collie as well as dogs owned by friends.  I try to capture the character of each dog in its setting. Like humans, dogs may be of a certain breed but are distinctive within the breed so no two of the same breed really look alike.

In addition to the dogs I have framed tiles of hummingbirds on display.

If you get a chance to see the show, let me know what you think!


In the Hall Light

In the Hall Light

Drawing Class – October

Posted October 11, 2014 By Amy Fisher

Join Amy in October for a month-long focus on observation and drawing skill development. Each week we will tackle a different aspect of Seeing, and translate what we see to paper. This series will be an excellent preparation for gleaning more from the Watercolor painting series to be offered in Nov and Dec. Group instruction will include demonstration of technique. Individual instruction will afford teaching to each person’s level of experience. Weekly homework assignments will be given to encourage practice between class meetings.


Where – Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW, Room 204

When – Fridays 1-4,  October 10, 17, 24, 31

Fee – $120 payable at  first class (if pre-registered) or by mail to Amy C Fisher 4721 15th Ave SE Lacey WA 98503

Class size limited to 12



Oct 10 – OBSERVATION – Drawing the spaces between – negative space.

Oct 17 – PERSPECTIVE – Angle of view. Getting a handle on linear perspective.

Oct 24 – PROPORTION and foreshortening – Sighting.

Oct 31 – COMPOSITION – Analysis. How the designed use of line, value, color temperature and pattern influence composition.



Updated Website!

Posted July 31, 2014 By Amy Fisher

This website has been redesigned to make it easier for me to add new images and text. I am especially pleased to give you NEW access to my TILE Art and Installations. Click on TILE in the menu bar to see this work.