It is my mission to brighten the lives of others and inspire and ignite a positive change in them. I am currently on a quest to create my ultimate life, a life filled with joy, peace, and abundance doing what I love, painting. From my experience as certified Life Coach, I found people were most inspired when I shared a story or challenge I had in my life and what I did to overcome it. In this blog you are given a peek inside my journey, my thought process through my stories, my struggles and my successes. It is my hope you can use my shares for whatever you are undertaking and create a positive change for yourself.
Amy Hillenbrand was born in Racine, Wisconsin and lived in several different states before landing in her current home town of Austin, TX. After receiving her B. S. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, she began her career in the creative world as an Interior Designer.
While living in Indianapolis, Indiana, she owned her own successful commercial interior design and architectural firm for fifteen years. The small boutique design studio grew into the fifth largest design firm in Indiana and one of few that was a certified Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). She combined her keen eye for color and composition and paired it with her excellent project management skills to spearhead many large multi-million dollar projects. Her list of corporate clients included Otis Elevator, Ford Motor Company, The Hartford, Thomson Consumer Electronics, Praxair, Comcast, McDonald’s and Columbia House. She received The Associated Builder and Contractor award for her design of the legal offices for Cinergy, the Public Utility Company serving Indiana and Ohio. Among her many health-care projects, she is proudest of her work with the Indiana Surgery Centers. She worked closely with the Administrator to create warm, soothing environments primarily focused on the comfort and recovery of the patient.
Amy Hillenbrand is known for her restful, heartwarming yet contemporary realist style. She uses her different subjects, whether it is modern day shoes or delightful glimpses of interiors to transport the viewer to a world beyond the obvious. There is a story that is told inside her subjects that adds warmth and comfy nostalgia to each piece. Harmonious color palettes and appealing composition are part of the allure that creates the tranquility. She puts an extra emphasis on the shadows to make the lights more luminous and the composition more captivating.
Amy’s work is in many private collections throughout the US and Canada. Her work has been displayed in public spaces, galleries and art festivals.