Spangled (Acrylic on Canvas) – Sold

“As long as it’s all put away before dinner, I’m good!”

Amy Lee is referring to her messy kitchen, strewn with brushes, paint tubes, sponges, sculpting tools, random jewellery findings, loose pieces of clay, containers of diluted water, and paper towels adorned with colourful paint swaths, among other things. “It’s my home studio and I like to spread out when I’m being creative. Besides, I can always have my husband run out to get take-out if I’m not finished by 8 o’clock!”

Amy works with ceramics to produce one-of-a-kind jewellery, pottery and home decor. She also creates visual art using watercolour and acrylic paints, and enjoys experimenting with mixed media.

“I’ve always liked making things with my hands, whether I’m forming a ceramic bowl or rolling rice balls,” explains Amy, who regularly peruses the many galleries at Granville Island including her all-time favorite, The Federation of Canadian Artists. “I just love being there – I get to be surrounded by the most amazing art and live music, and the public market never fails to impress!”

A longtime Vancouver resident, Amy enjoys walking, being outdoors, and spending time with her family. Her two adult children are also actively involved in the arts: her daughter is a highly sought-after piano teacher in the Lower Mainland, and her son is an elementary and middle school music teacher based out of New York City. Amy is also the proud grandmother to a human granddaughter as well as an orange tabby cat named Cleo.


Bold Statements


A Centerpiece of Eccentric (Sold)

Acrylic on Canvas

Ebbing Flow

Acrylic on Canvas

Night Turbulence

Acrylic on Canvas

Sea Flowers (Sold)

Acrylic on Canvas


Watercolour on Paper

Ring of Gems

Acrylic on Canvas

Beauty Amid Ruins

Acrylic on Canvas

Earring Assortment


A Penchant for Pendants



Acrylic on Canvas

Floral Flamingos (Sold)

Acrylic on Canvas

Assorted Pottery


Rhodos in Mist

Watercolour on Paper

Pen Pals



Pictured Left: A Warm Glow and Rocks (acrylic on canvas)

People’s Choice Award – Arts Council of Richmond’s Midsummer Arts’ Dream Juried Exhibition 2021 for Humanity and Technology (acrylic on canvas)

Opus Award of Merit – Arts Council of Surrey’s Just Flowers Juried Exhibition 2016 for Spangled (acrylic on canvas)

Third Place, Works on Canvas Category – Surrey Art Gallery’s Arts 2013 Juried Exhibition for A Warm Glow and Rocks (acrylic on canvas, pictured right)


Pictured Left: Magpie Welcoming Spring (mixed media on wood) and Beauty in Bleakness (ink on rice paper)

Semiahmoo Arts Society: Winter Solstice 2021 [Virtual]
Celebration of Joy (mixed media on canvas) and Gifts Under the Tree (acrylic on canvas) – December 10th, 2021 – January 10th, 2022

The Community Arts Council of Richmond: 10th Annual Midsummer Art’s Dream Juried Exhibition [Virtual and on site at Landsdowne Mall]
Humanity and Technology (acrylic on canvas), Magpie Welcoming Spring (mixed media on wood panel) and In Rocky Repose 2 (mixed media) – September 10th – December 10th, 2021

Federation of Canadian Artists / The Federation Gallery: 2021 LIMITLESS Exhibition [Virtual]
Humanity and Technology (acrylic on canvas) – July 1st-31st, 2021

Semiahmoo Arts Society: Encounters: Asian Fusion 2011 Virtual Art Show in partnership with Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society
Magpie Welcoming Spring (mixed media on wood panel) and Beauty in Bleakness (Chinese colour ink over rice paper on wood panel) – May 4th-27th, 2021

West Vancouver Community Arts Council: The Art of Resilience Virtual Art Exhibition
Colour Me Luscious (acrylic on canvas) – November 17th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021

Semiahmoo Arts Society: Great Gatsby 1920s-Themed Virtual Art Show
High Society Woman (acrylic and mixed media on canvas) – August 17th, 2020 (opening)

Semiahmoo Arts Society: Fearless Fall Virtual Exhibition
Fall Petals Close-Up (watercolour on paper) – November 24th – December 18th, 2020

Semiahmoo Arts Society: Halloween 2020 Virtual Exhibition
Kirlian Colours (acrylic on canvas) and Night Celebration (acrylic on canvas) – October 18th – November 17th, 2020

Arts Council of Surrey: TOGETHER…apART! Juried Visual Art Exhibition
Multiplicity (collage and acrylic on canvas) and Reaching for the Sun (acrylic on canvas) – June 1st-30th, 2020

Semiahmoo Arts Society: Resilience: A Virtual Art Show
 (acrylic on canvas) – May 25th – June 30th, 2020

West Vancouver Community Arts Council: Art Unlocked: New Works in Isolation Virtual Art Exhibition
Whimsical Strokes (watercolour on paper) – May 19th – June 26th, 2020

Semiahmoo Arts Society: Encounters: Asian Fusion Virtual Art Show
Mandarins (watercolour on paper) and Leisurely Feeding (mixed media on canvas) – May 1st-31st, 2020

West Vancouver Community Arts Council: Distant Together Virtual Art Exhibition
In Rocky Repose 2 (acrylic on canvas) – April 7th-30th, 2020

White Rock Community Centre Gallery: Annual Herstory International Women’s Day Art Exhibition (juried)
Neo-Kabuki and Betty Begonia (acrylic on canvas) – March 1st – May 15th, 2020

Semiahmoo Arts / The Turnbull Gallery: Members Exhibition
Ring of Gems (acrylic on canvas) – February 24th – March 20th, 2020

Semiahmoo Arts Artist Shop: Display and sale of selected pottery, ceramic jewellery and ceramic figures – February 21st – June 21st, 2020

North Van Arts: Art Rental Program Exhibition at Cityscape Community ArtSpace
Proliferation (acrylic on canvas) – January 16th, 2020 (opening reception)

Port Moody Arts Centre: Winter Treasures Artisan Market
Painting and clay art exhibit and sale – November 12th – December 18th, 2019

Federation of Canadian Artists / The Federation Gallery: 2019 Spotlight Exhibition
Roses in Drifting Snow (watercolour on paper) – November 21st-24th, 2019

Port Moody Arts Centre Gallery: Upcycling Port Moody Heritage Exhibition (juried)
Innocence and Year of the Pig (mixed media) – August 22nd – September 19th, 2019

South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre: 8th Annual Artist Alley
Art exhibit and sale – July 27th, 2019

Surrey Art Gallery: ARTS 2019: A Juried Exhibition of Visual Arts
After the Tide (watercolour on paper) – June 29th – August 31st, 2019

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden: Temple Fair 2019
Chinese New Year arts and crafts exhibit – February 10th, 2019

SPECTRUM at WVCAC Silk Purse Arts Centre
In Rocky Repose (watercolour painting) – February 12th – March 3rd, 2019

Arts Council of Surrey Gallery at Newton Cultural Centre
My Favorite Things solo exhibition of paintings and clay art – November 2nd-28th, 2018

Surrey Art Gallery: ARTS 2018: A Juried Exhibition of Visual Arts
Proliferation (acrylic on canvas) – June 30th – September 1st, 2018

Semiahmoo Arts / The Turnbull Gallery: Annual Members Exhibition – January 18th – February 15th, 2018

Britannia Art Gallery: Flowers Unlimited Exhibition
Various paintings and clay art – January 3rd – February 2nd, 2018

Richmond Arts Coalition at Richmond Art Gallery: ArtRich 2017 (juried)
Viva Canada (acrylic on canvas) – December 2nd-31st, 2017

North Vancouver Community Arts Council / CityScape Community Art Space: Anonymous Art Show 2017 – November 17th – December 18th, 2017

Newton Cultural Centre Gallery: Arts Council of Surrey Annual Christmas Card Art and Words Contest
Gift of Joy and Surprises Under the Tree (acrylic paintings on canvas) – December 2nd-16th, 2017

Discovery Surrey: Art in the City Studio Tour at Newton Cultural Centre
Mixed media studio tour of paintings, pottery, ceramic and non-ceramic jewellery – September 30th and October 1st, 2017

The Gift Box at CityScape Community Art Space
Ceramic jewellery and Pen Pal figurines on display and for sale through the North Vancouver Community Arts Council – February 28th – October 3rd, 2017

Newton Cultural Centre Gallery: Just Water Juried Visual Arts Exhibition
Ebbing Calm and Night Turbulence (acrylic paintings on canvas) – April 4th – 30th, 2017

Discovery Surrey: Art in the City Studio Tour at Newton Cultural Centre
Mixed media studio tour of paintings, pottery, ceramic and non-ceramic jewellery – October 1st and 2nd, 2016

Surrey Art Gallery: Memento Mori: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Still-Lifes
Beauty Amid Ruins (acrylic painting on canvas) – August 11th – November 13th, 2016

Newton Cultural Centre Gallery: Just Flowers Juried Visual Arts Exhibition
Spangled (acrylic painting on canvas) – April 6th – 30th, 2016

Semiahmoo Arts / The Turnbull Gallery: International Artists Day Festival 12″X12″ Juried Exhibition
A Burst of Colour and Lush and Lively (acrylic paintings on canvas) – October 23rd – November 11th, 2015

Trout Lake Community Centre
Solo exhibit comprised of watercolor and acrylic paintings – October 1st – 31st, 2015

Richmond Art Gallery: ArtRich 2015 [Juried]
Roses in Storm (watercolour painting) – July 18th – August 15th 2015

Renfrew Community Centre
Exhibit comprised of watercolour and acrylic paintings, jewellery and pottery pieces – September 2013 to March 2014

Surrey Art Gallery
A Warm Glow and Rocks (acrylic painting on canvas) – June to August 2013

Please contact me to inquire about purchasing or commissioning a piece of art.

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