Amy Dury

Amy Dury is drawn to the work of social documentary photographers from the 70s and 80s.
Amy’s painting style is influenced by Degas.
Amy won the Glasgow Print Studio Prize in 1997.

UK-based painter Amy Dury works with oils to create evocative and nostalgic works of art. Combining elements of realism with occasional abstract and gestural brushwork, Amy’s figurative paintings have a distinct atmosphere to them. Each of Amy’s works have their own colour scheme, sometimes sticking to a palette of sombre blues, and at other times consisting of rich reds and earthy browns.

Education and Career

Amy began her artistic education in 1997 at Glasgow School of Art, where she studied Fine Art Printmaking. From here, Amy went on to do an MA in Fine Art at Brighton University. Amy's experience in printmaking continues to inform her practice today, from her vast and spacious backdrops, to the patterned motifs that make their way onto her canvases. Recent notable events include being shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award (2020) and accepted for the 2021 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. Amy has exhibited widely, and in March 2021 was asked by the Tate to paint a livestream portrait session, where she painted a portrait of Cornelia Parker to an audience of 130K.

Amy Dury’s Style

Amy cites artists such as Degas, Doig, Donachie and Singer Sargent as some of her greatest influences. Her style acknowledges each of these artists in a thoughtful and original way, from the moody feel of Doig’s figurative paintings, to the incisive observation of the human body she shares with Degas. Many of Amy’s paintings are portraits that tell stories, whilst gesturing towards an overarching narrative. Paired with her poetic and somewhat allusive titles, Amy’s paintings are open to nostalgia, interpretation and a host of narratives.

Selected Works

Seer by Amy Dury


Paintings - 100x31 cm
Abb 85 by Amy Dury

Abb 85

Drawings - 85x65 cm
Malayan by Amy Dury


Drawings - 85x65 cm
Young Blood by Amy Dury

Young Blood

Paintings - 60x40 cm
Mugshot 1 by Amy Dury

Mugshot 1

Paintings - 30x40 cm
Mugshot 2 by Amy Dury

Mugshot 2

Paintings - 30x40 cm
Mugshot 3 by Amy Dury

Mugshot 3

Paintings - 30x40 cm
Queens by Amy Dury


Paintings - 70x70 cm
Gone Awry by Amy Dury

Gone Awry

Paintings - 80x60 cm
Boat Dream by Amy Dury

Boat Dream

Paintings - 60x60 cm

Wedding Party 2

Paintings - 80x60 cm

Wedding Party 3

Paintings - 80x60 cm

Highland Woman

Paintings - 80x60 cm

It's Not Like Years Ago

Paintings - 150x120 cm


Paintings - 100x50 cm

England is Mine

Paintings - 100x120 cm

Tea Tray

Paintings - 100x50 cm

Playfight 1

Paintings - 50x50 cm

Meat Pies

Paintings - 50x50 cm

Its Not Like Years Ago

Paintings - 150x120 cm

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