NOTE: The pieces you currently see on this website are older works and part of my 2021 giving back initiative. Payment for works purchased off of my site here between now and New Year's Eve, 2021, will be donated to help those in need, either affected by the Pandemic or the difficulty of this pandemic time. If you would like to see some of my newer works, you can select the 'art' tab in the header of this website to see images of my 2020 Pandemic series, or email me at email@example.com.
South Carolina native Amy Alley is an award winning artist; freelance writer and author; poet; educator; and happy solo parent of a teenage son. She strives to bring an appreciation of her native heritage, her love for nature and wild spaces, and the invigoration of metropolitan landscapes (awakened during her years of living in Detroit, Mi), to life in her art. Ancestral, natural, and urban energy come together in her work, which is featured in public and private collections nationally and abroad.
She recently worked in collaboration with Athens, Ga. based Hippocampus Designs to design a skirt featuring her art, Say Yes to Green, and was the illustrator and cover artist for Cassie Premo Steele's novel, The ReSisters. Her work is featured in the 2021 edition of We'Moon and has been featured in previous editions of the publication as well. Her work was also included in Patti Digh's 2013 book, The Geography of Loss. Two of her poems were featured in the celebrated poetry anthology, When the Virus Came Calling, released in 2020.
Alley's first novel, The Absence of Anyone Else, was published in 2010 and re-released as a second edition print with book club questions in late 2018. She occasionally posts on one of her two blogs, The Boldness Initiative, (about bold, creative living) or Pan Pan Studios (a collection of random musings over the years). She enjoys cooking plant-based meals, reading, snail mail, black coffee, small-space gardening, sunshine days, dark chocolate and perusing thrift stores and dusty old book stores. She lives with her son in Upstate South Carolina and is represented locally by The Laurens Artist’s Coop of Laurens, SC and Southern Succotash of Abbeville, SC.