Amy Belk attributes her artistic influence to her grandmother, who gave her a scrap box that she, Amy, and Amy’s mother kept full of “tidbits” and treasures with which to create. Her grandmother would supply her with “real” art materials and encouraged her free expression on these special summer visits during her childhood. After struggling for many years with physical and psychological issues, Amy renewed her former passion for making art. She has developed a style that combines collage technique with sculptural use of vintage, found objects. She finds that using the odds and ends helps her to cope with her fragmented emotions. She is also proficient in graphic arts and is always challenging herself in her approaches to art, exploring all sorts of other media.