Cultural Background: Métis (German and Tyendinaga Mohawk), Ontario
Amy Keller-Rempp is Métis, the daughter of a hard-working German-born pipeline worker (Dale) and a proud and nurturing Tyendinaga Mohawk woman (Bonnie), both of whom supported and encouraged her to pursue her artistic talents. Growing up in rural Ontario provided the aspiring artist with many ideas, a great deal of inspiration and an opportunity to study animals and their habitats.
Amy Keller-Rempp is an amazingly talented Canadian artist. She was born with a God-given talent, and she believes her First Nations ancestry (Mohawk), and her memory of her father drives her passion. She uses mostly acrylic and oil, on many different types of canvas, and has developed several unique styles that she describes as Modern Impressionism. Her ability to grind and sculpt metal makes her one of the top metal art artists in the world.
“My parents,” she explained, “have always been the driving force. They often told me how proud they were of me; both said I would be famous one day. They encouraged me to continue to grow and though my dad is no longer here, I still feel that encouragement.”