Amy Louise ~ OrganiChaos
Being a creative enthusiast and artistic has been a common theme throughout Amy's life. In 2004, she moved forward into North Island College acquiring her Fine Arts Certificate while balancing single/co-parented life with her 2 year old son and his father. In 2007, she joined with a local Face Painting business, Magical Faces and discovered the joy of face and body painting - competing for the next 5 years at Body Art Conventions and Competitions in Calgary, Toronto, Nanaimo, Victoria and Las Vegas. By 2012, she had obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts through the external program at NIC with Emily Carr University and reached Professional status in the Face and Body art industry.
Attaining her Degree part-time allowed her to be more present in her child's upbringing as well as become his homeschooling facilitator. Living an artist lifestyle has had its difficulties and successes but ultimately has led to a wide range of skills which honors her multi-passionate drive and skill collecting. In 2015, she joined a local small business who designed and produced their own clothing line. Not only did she become one of their fastest product manufacturers over the next 3 years, she also designed several of their prints featured on all their pieces. The customer service portion of the shop allowed her to further exercise her managerial skills, silk-screening, design, and she became the business’ sole appliquer.
Amy also co-founded and organized the biannual Common Mall Market which lasted 2.5 years doing the financing, marketing and public relations. She designed flyers and ran the facebook page keeping the public engaged and up to date about special feature between the vendors and attendees at the event. Also in 2015, she started filling in as children's art facilitator for the Campbell River Art Gallery’s Super Saturday free craft event, a role she eventually took over in 2017 while also officially becoming the Art Gallery’s Art Educator. A position that makes her available to any teacher within school district 72 to hire her through the Gallery to come in and teach art to their classes.