Amie started working with Access Gallery when she was 17 years old. She had no formal art training, but an innate gift with drawing and painting. As a first generation Cambodian immigrant, with little money to buy art supplies, Amie has always been resourceful when it comes to her art. Using ink, a vintage pen, and colored pencils, Amie created art telling a story about her love for wolves and how she sees herself, her friends and her family taking on the spirits of these sacred animals through her art. She can paint a pet portrait in a few hours and make it look like it took days. Since Amie started with Artworks, she has explored many different mediums and has become quite a well-known and successful artist.
Access Gallery is an inclusive nonprofit that engages the community by opening doors to creative, educational, and economic opportunities for people with disabilities to access, experience and benefit from the arts. Located in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, it features innovative exhibits that utilize nontraditional materials and methods to create art that is accessible and affordable for all. Access Gallery provides year-long programming including ArtWorks that brings economic opportunity to young adult artists with disabilities, Community Workshops that bring artistic exploration to underserved populations, and Access Education that teaches inclusive practices to our greater arts community.
ArtWorks artists can be commissioned to create a variety of original works.