Heart, imagination and color describe Amy Moglia Heuerman’s painting style just as it did the drawings she created for 20 years as an illustrator of invitations and cards sold at stores throughout the U.S. She was a prominent licensed artist for several companies including Toys R Us, Tervis Tumbler, Hewlett-Packard, Peggy Karr Glass, and more. Today, Amy’s artwork is still recognized by her spirit and joy of expression. Bursting with life and energy, her paintings reflect Amy’s youthful vision and her unique talent to capture the personality of her subjects.
Amy’s talent came naturally. Her grade school teachers received homework filled with creative drawings. She drew vivid and wildly colorful animations. She wrote fanciful stories with her animations.
The passion shown in the work of this self-taught artist caught the attention of big business. She developed partnerships with entities such as the Waldorf Astoria in New York, where she was the creative force behind the branding for its signature events and restaurants.
After two decades as a successful illustrator, Amy chose to focus her attention to contributing to the betterment of her community of Naples, Florida. Before being chairwoman of the 2018 Guadalupe Center fundraiser dinner, which raised more than one million dollars for needy children in Immokalee, Florida, Amy became a fixture at the Center for three months as she and her team transformed its library. What once was a reading room with grey cement block walls took on the feel of a flower garden with Amy’s paintings and improvements.
The 30-foot mural she painted at Guadalupe Center lit a spark in Amy. Just as she transformed its library, the library changed Amy. The long time illustrator found a love for painting big canvases. Inspired and unleashed, she began experimenting the nature of both oil and acrylic paint. She allowed it to become an essential part of the expression of her artwork as much as her natural ebullience and use of brilliant color. The artist has since produced a collection of artwork in Naples, defined by large, richly layered paintings, some abstract and some figurative. Amy’s mastery of layering, whimsy and color still prevails in her canvases of hues both ethereal and earthy, guided by imagination, intuition and sense of adventure.