Amy Koslowski Ordoveza paints small, precise still lifes and landscapes in gouache, gradually building up the paint in translucent layers to achieve rich colors and refined edges. She is interested in the significance that can become attached to ordinary objects such as vitamins, seashells, and plant life through associations and metaphors. She has spent a lot of time in museums looking at and learning from artwork from many cultures and time periods, especially Northern Renaissance and 17th century Dutch paintings, drawings, and prints.
After graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in painting, Ms. Ordoveza went on to earn an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art and an MAT in art education from George Mason University. She has exhibited her paintings and drawings throughout the United States and internationally. She has taught art for Fairfax County Public Schools and Arlington Adult Education.