Amy has always been drawn to mythologies and folklore and the magical relationships between humans and nature, but it was when she saw ‘Swan Lake’ she was captivated by Odette’s transformation to and from a swan. She began creating her own myths within her paintings, finding a bird's plumage a joy to paint and a perfect compliment to the soft skin tones of her figures. When she started introducing birds and feathers into her paintings she soon saw they had a powerful impact. To many these birds and feathers can hold a deeper symbology, representing contradicting values such as beauty and death, peace and misfortune, vulnerability and strength. A recurring theme is the use of Feathers as armour, and birds as familiars. The more surreal nude compositions are bold and strong, the feathers allude to strength, flight and bravery, rather than fragility. Amy's mythological portraits explore themes of transformation and identity with her bird and floral elements interacting with the figures in a powerful symbolic way.