Amy graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1981 with a major in Painting. After graduating, Amy sought a traditional program that would help her develop the technical skills required to paint landscapes accurately and beautifully. She studied with Paul Ingbretson in an atelier system in Boston. Ingbretson was a student of Robert Ives Gammel, a well-known painter who mastered and taught the techniques of traditional impressionist painting that were practiced in Europe at the turn of the century.
Eventually, Amy purchased her own studio at the Fenway Studios where she works during the winter months. She spends her summers painting landscapes on Nantucket, and paints the Vermont countryside in the autumn. As a student she spent many summers on Nantucket studying landscape painting with Tom Dunlay.
Over the years, she has participated in several group shows, including the Powers Gallery, Acton; Jensen Fine Arts, Chestnut Hill; Gallery Five Hundred, Weston; The Guild of Boston Artists; and the East End Gallery, Nantucket. Amy won the 2011 New England Representational Painting Gold Medal from the Guild of Boston Artists.