Fighting for Our Kids: a Mother’s Battle Against Chronic Illness: Through the lens of personal experience, this project will investigate the growing epidemic of genetic disease among our children and the caretakers who fight desperately for their well-being. Large mixed media artworks will highlight the path of chronic illness in hopes that others might find both answers and comfort sooner. The making of these artworks, chronicled on social media, will allow an inside look to both the artistic process and managing disease. The finished project will travel to galleries, medical colleges, and hospitals accompanied by
artist talks and classes open to the public
Amy Scoggins is an Arkansas native, mother, painter and educator. She paints from observation on location, investigating a broad range of subjects with emphasis on the human figure, plein air, narrative themes of motherhood medical advocacy, and any other place where there is a story to be told. Amy earned her BFA from Missouri State, MSE from Drury University, and now works from her studio in Fort Smith where she lives with her husband and 2 teenage children. She exhibits and teaches throughout the state and has received national honors from organizations such as the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society.