Gel print using coffee filters
Amy Aker
Amy Aker

Fond memories spring from endless hours making art as a child with a stack of paper, crayons and scissors. Art making was what gave me joy and allowed my imagination to take root. My recent printmaking has revived that early sense of wellbeing!

With a BFA from Mass College of Art, I worked first as a print designer, then as an art teacher and was able to take time out in between to raise a family. Teaching elementary art was a dream job for me and it gave me the opportunity to share my youthful enthusiasm.

I now spend most of my time at Western Ave in Lowell developing my artistic voice. Printmaking, painting, making a mask, cutting a shape, creating a splash or spill – for me it’s all a wonderful discovery!

My work is diverse and experimental and is what keeps me engaged in the world and connected to a wonderful group of artists who I’ve been lucky enough to learn from and without whom I’d be lost.

Amy Aker
Western Avenue Studios
Lowell, MA 01851
Instagram @amyakerart