Amy McBroom is a Southern painter greatly influenced by her almost 20 years in the District of Columbia before returning to Alabama. Her abstracts depict contrasting aspects of urban life, the stark reality of beauty and tension in daily relationship: a look at how long-standing norms and abrupt change coexist.
Interpreting conversations, voices, spaces between, cityscapes, grids, daily life and nature intrigue her and guide her work. Her work uses acrylics on canvas and paper to depict structures and cultures that a community uses to define itself.
A self-taught artist, McBroom pursues color relationships, the contrast and ease of shapes, and conflicting movements to convey pushing forward, pushing back, a quiet interlude, a tenuous energy, or breaking free. Color palettes and composition may convey a walk downtown to the subway, a cocktail party, the stacked lives in an apartment building, sailing in the harbor, or the stark reality of an unexpected phone call.
Recent exhibits include the ECHOES, Wiregrass Museum of Art and the Monte Sano Arts Festival. McBroom serves as President of the Alabama Women’s Caucus for Art and on the Board of Directors of HAL. Her paintings are in private collections in the United States and Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Current and previous works can be seen at amymcbroomstudio.com