Amy Baird (Middleton) is a professional painter and photographer. Her artwork has been shown in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Biennial, Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, and The Chrysler Museum of Art. She has been featured in art galleries, including the Eric Schindler Gallery and Warm Springs Gallery. Her paintings, drawings, prints and photographs are in over 100 private collections.
Amy was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She studied Child Development, Art and Architecture at Oregon State University and attended the Reed College-Portland Art Museum joint course. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Amy studied with George Nan and A.B. Jackson in Virginia and she studied painting with Eric Aho in Vermont. Her work has been influenced by the Northwest, from the rain forests of the
Pacific Coast to the wild flowers in Eastern Oregon, and has been inspired by the art and cultures of Asia, Europe and the Middle East. She is the mother of three children and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her dog Ulla.