Amy Oestreicher is a 28-year-old Westport artist, actress, musician, speaker and writer.
Ten years ago, all those dreams were interrupted. A blood clot left her in a coma for months. For 3 years, she was unable to eat or drink on her own.
Almost 30 surgeries later, Amy continues to fight medical setbacks. But she still has her art.
Amy uses painting and mixed media creations to transcend 10 years of physical and emotional trauma. Her art demonstrates her journey into daylight, to a life of normalcy.
Amy’s work has guided and inspired her. Now, she is sharing what art has taught her with her community.
Amy is offering mixed media “Show Me Your HeART” workshops. Through eclectic materials, unique insights, messy fun and guided prompts, she helps people of all ages and abilities discover creativity as a means of personal expression.
Using mixed media art, Amy says, anyone can “discover what being in the ‘flow’ of creativity feels like, and use art as a way to navigate through life’s messy detours.”
All artists — all people, in fact — face detours. Amy will help workshop attendees learn innovative strategies for “conquering a blank page or empty canvas.” She shares tips on “silencing the ‘inner critic’ and ‘can’t’ voices that often surface as we outgrow elementary school art classes.”
Amy’s workshops include music, mingling and guidance. Her sessions are great for children’s parties, company workshops, teambuilding events, bridal showers, fundraisers, family get-togethers and more.
“All materials are provided,” she says. “Just bring your heart!”
Amy has brought her heart into her everything she does. Her journey — and her art — now inspires us all.
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