from the Robert Kaufman website
Amy Schimler-Safford has sold her designs to many companies including Target, American Greetings, Hallmark, and Baby Gap. You may have seen her artwork on greeting cards, gift wrap, baby strollers, or in books and magazines. She is thrilled to be collaborating with Robert Kaufman on a fabric line.
Amy has been drawing and playing with color ever since she can remember. She has worked in many media, including paints, fabric dyes, metals, and ceramics. She is a decorative artist drawing her inspiration from the colors, textures and patterns she finds all around her in her everyday life. Busy city streets, graffiti, museum visits from her childhood in New York; ocean hues and tropical flora from her teen years in Miami; laughing ducks, basking turtles, and blue herons from her lakeside cottage where she now resides, have all informed her work.
She lives with her husband, a psychotherapist and corporate trainer, and her "studio assistant” Beans, a miniature greyhound, outside Atlanta, Georgia. Her son is a college student at Williams College in Massachusetts studying theater and history.
She hopes that her artwork reflects the passion she has for creating it and that her joy for the creative process might inspire other future artists and designers.