Amy Dennis studied first at Leeds College of Art in the 1990s, later graduating in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art in 2000. In 2018 she won the RSA William Littlejohn Award for excellence and innovation in water-based media. She was also the Jolomo Foundation Landscape painting award winner in 2013, and has exhibited with the Scottish Gallery since 2009.
Amy’s painting focuses on Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside, combining still-life motifs with landscapes based on close observation. Her simplified groups of objects reference drawing and measuring tools, which interact in the image with architectural details found on the sites. Her unique style involves a precise interweaving of line and composition, capturing landscapes with geometric precision to terrific effect.