Amity Dewey is a studio artist who has recently discovered the exhilaration of painting at live music events. Her work has been described as ethereal, converging reality with the whimsical. Though much of her work lends to abstraction, trees, animals, and landscapes often form on the canvas. Amity grew up in Floyd, Virginia. Her father, Daniel Dewey, artist and writer, taught his daughter to hold a brush at an early age. Jerian Dewey, Amity’s mother, homeschooled her daughter when she was young. Amity won her first award when she entered public school in the fifth grade, appropriately for a state-wide Arbor Day art contest. Amity has had multiple showings at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Floyd and will be returning to Floydfest in 2011. Most recently her artwork has been seen around Blacksburg, VA at Steppin’ Out and Art at the Market. Amity is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in civil environmental engineering. She is pursuing a career in water resources and conservation. She currently lives in Radford, VA.