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Artist Amy Gardner-Dean

Amy Gardner-Dean

Professional Artist Amy Gardner Dean (Jerry's Resident Artist and Host of Jerry's LIVE)
Raised on both a farm in Missouri and a lake in Michigan, Amy Gardner Dean developed a curiosity and love of the natural world from an early age. The granddaughter of a Missouri landscape painter and a Michigan grandmother (who was the daughter of professional Chicago portrait artists), she was encouraged early on to draw and paint, often attending oil painting classes with her grandmother from the age of 3.
Dean has enjoyed holding many art-related positions since earning a BA in Studio Art. Besides a public studio in downtown Raleigh, she taugh K-5 Elementary Art with Durham Public Schools, was an Art Instructor at LSCI Butner, a Men’s Federal Prison; the Technical Rep for Customer Service at Jerry’s Artarama’s Corporate; and also maintained a private home studio for 13 years while staying home with her sons, Reiker and Elam.
Currently she is the Corporate Artist and Products Specialist for Jerry’s Artarama’s Corporate Offices, as well as the host of their weekly Jerry’s Artarama Facebook LIVE show. She enjoys the access to endless art supplies, and the ability to aid in testing and development of new products for the company’s own proprietary lines. The job has given her the opportunity to become proficient in a wide variety of media that she had not had the time or ability to try as a practicing studio artist. Her artwork is featured on many new product’s packaging, on beauty shot examples of new products both in catalogs and online, examples for contests and social media promotions, and was made the cover art for the 2016 Jerry’s Artarama full-line catalog.
Dean maintains a private studio just outside of Raleigh NC where she works in all mediums, with new favorites becoming silverpoint and mixed media. She has two sons, both Seniors (in college and high school), two Great Danes, and two show English Pointers. Her hobbies are hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and showing/breeding and judging purebred dogs.

About Acrylic Pouring Techniques on Wood Panels - Amy Gardner Dean
At Jerry’s we were asked to do an acrylic pour through a colander, so we did 3 of them! We have s...
About Color Theory 101 – Basic Mixing, Tips & Tricks | Artist Amy Gardner-Dean
Color Theory 101: Basic Mixing, Tips, & Tricks,Tune in and let Amy increase your color knowledge,...
About Create Geometric Abstraction With Acrylic Painting

Jerry’s LIVE Episode #75: Exploring Geometric Abstraction With Acrylics - Special Guest Artist...

About How to Prepare Canvas, Paper, Panel - Amy Gardner-Dean

How To Prepare Canvas, Paper, Panel, Etc. For Your Medium Of Choice! Some artists buy low qua...

About Urban Sketching Techniques & Supplies - Artist Amy Dean
Jerry’s LIVE Episode 76: Urban Sketching (Boylan Bridge Brewpub, Raleigh, NC – Urban Sketching ha...
About Water Soluble Hard Pastels Class - Creative Fun With Charvin Pastels Kit

Jerry's LIVE Episode #152: Water Soluble Hard Pastels Class - Creative Fun With Charvin Pastel...