Last year I featured a tiny house artist and everyone seemed to enjoy the diversion. Amy Woodbury contacted me recently and shared with me her artistic take of tiny and small houses. I liked them so much I wanted to share them with you. I’ll let Amy tell you a little about herself and her art work.
I love to paint just about anything. Figures, landscapes, abstracts, you name it. What got me started with houses and other structures, both real and imagined, was a 400 sq. ft. rental cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on Lake Superior. It was the summer of 2007, my husband’s sabbatical year and we lived in cabin #4 for two whole weeks.
It was bliss: he worked on his music and I painted. It also dawned on us that the house we had back home in Illinois, was way more than we needed, 1800 sq. ft. So we drove to town, hooked up our laptop and began our small house search.
I’ll skip all the gruesome details about selling and buying in 2008 and jump right to the happy ending: an English Cottage, built in 1924 and just under 900 sq. ft. The house we were meant to have.
This little cabin painting also jumpstarted the house commissions part of my business. I do not paint anatomically correct interpretations; they can be a bit quirky with some motion to them. At the moment, I am exploring other ways to work and layer the paint, rendering the portrait a bit more abstract and mysterious, as seen in Bungalow, below.
Your fellow tiny house blog subscriber and believer,
Amy O. Woodbury
Thank you Amy for sharing your beautiful and interesting work with us. I hope you will continue to find tiny house inspiration on the blog and maybe convert some of the houses showcased here into artwork.