Amy Lincoln paints nearly surreal color palettes of tropical foliage, still life, and portraiture. Based in Brooklyn, her color palettes aren’t drawn from direct experiences with exotic plants, but gathered from google searches, drawings, and photography. This method has given a sort of layeredness to her work. Each flower, zebra or cactus appears to exist in a separate space, allowing for the contemplation of individual elements of the painting within her very dynamic compositions. Amy creates her own imagined picture planes that heighten our sense of wonder when engaging her paintings; she uses a vibrant, tropical color palette and stylistic elements reminiscent of artists like Gauguin, and makes them distinctly beautiful.