Originally from Arizona, Amy is a native of the West. She was raised in a family that valued art, music, and books, taking to art at an early age.
Amy had an unconventional childhood. She and her siblings spent a year traveling the West while being home schooled by their mother, an English and Humanities teacher. They spent a lot of time outdoors. In high school she lived off the grid, where she developed an affinity for wildlife and wild places. She worked as a hotshot on a fire crew, and as a fire lookout.
After earning a degree in Art from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado, Amy worked in different areas of the visual arts before becoming a full time artist. She now lives and works in Denver. In addition to painting she kayaks, mountain bikes, and plays the bass guitar. She still spends a lot of time outdoors.