Amy Thrush Dreves
Civil War Fine Art
333 Baltimore St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
330–494-8951 (winter, early spring)
Not long after graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Akron (OH) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing, Amy Lindenberger, CPSA began a 15-year career as a portrait artist, completing over 600 privately commissioned portraits between 1981 and 1996. In 1985 she opened The Linden Tree Fine Art Studio in North Canton, OH, which offers adult drawing classes, a program of drawing instruction for children and teens ages 5 – 17, and special focus workshops in drawing and colored pencil techniques. In 1996 Amy began combining her experience in depicting human expression and emotion with her lifelong passion for the Civil War era in Beyond the Battlefield, a series of large-scale colored pencil images which focus on the war’s effect on the common soldier, his wife and children, and society as a whole. Amy’s work depicts with great sensitivity the personal realities of the Civil War in the lives of both soldiers and civilians, and provides a wonderful complement to the battle scenes and high drama depicted by other Civil War artists. In the Spring of 2004, she opened Civil War Fine Art in Gettysburg, PA, a gallery which showcases this body of work.
In 1990, Amy became a charter member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), which now has over 1700 members in 16 countries. In 2002, Amy was awarded Signature status by the CPSA, and in July 2006 received her five-year merit award, for having had her work accepted into five of the Society’s international exhibitions. She has shown her work in a wide variety of local, regional and national exhibitions, receiving numerous awards. Her work has been published in four internationally-distributed books: The Best of Colored Pencil, The Best of Colored Pencil II, Creative Colored Pencil Portraits, and The Best of Colored Pencil IV.