Taking oneself too seriously is a dangerous endeavor that robs us of considerable joy. There is a certain kind of person that defines themselves by what they don’t like. I prefer to define myself by what I do. Joy is a crucial element of the human experience. It can and should be the domain of art, and it is an incredible gift to be able to bring a little bit of laughter and some beauty into people’s lives. Thus, elements of wonder and humor have become definitive components of my work. I strive to push the boundaries between photography and other art forms to communicate the inherent vibrancy of the world around us.”

An award-winning artist, Amy studied Fine Art Photography at the University of New Mexico. Unable to see a way to make a living at it at a young age, she went on to earn a BA in Psychology and ultimately a PhD in Ecology. She has now come full circle, working as an artist full time. Amy’s process is a fusion of original photography and digital techniques to create playful, iconic images from the imagination. Her bold, vibrant, fantastical, and undeniably fun mixed digital media collages evoke a sense of wonder and irreverence. Having evolved with the photography genre from black and white wet media to the digital age, Amy has been motivated to define herself without apology as an artist with a distinct vision.

Amy’s work is widely collected locally and internationally and is held in public collections, including the permanent collections of the City of Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico. She has been named a “Local Treasure” by the Albuquerque Art Business Association (AABA) and had work featured in museums and national art shows. Her work has also been featured in a variety of publications, donned book covers, and just made people laugh. As a way of giving back to the art community, she founded Ghostwolf Gallery in Albuquerque Old Town, a contemporary gallery that highlights the work of local artists with a truly unique vision. She also volunteers as the President of the AABA, and is a past VP of the Corrales Society of Artists. Amy lives and works in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband Stefan and her two rescue dogs. You can find her work online at or see it in person at Ghostwolf Gallery in Old Town Albuquerque.