Amy Silberkleit makes detailed drawings and lithographs of landscapes and natural objects. Using lithography crayons and ink ,graphite, carbon dust and colored pencil she reproduces the texture, structure and diversity of forms found in nature. In her studio, feathers, leaves, wings and branches are arranged to create relationships between the specimens. Dramatic lighting further animates the composition. Often larger than life size and precisely rendered, each object's beauty is highlighted. Hiking in the woods of the Northern Catskills near her home inspire her landscapes.
Born and raised in New York, Amy received a B.A. from Stony Brook University where she focused on printmaking. She was the artistic director of The Rod and the Rose Puppet Theatre which performed throughout the Northeast. She has sold puppets and fabric collages in craft festivals.
In 2016, she received her Certificate in Natural Science Art and Illustration from The New York Botanical Gardens. The technical training received there prompted her to return to drawing, and classes at the Art Students League inspired her to build a lithography studio.