100 Creatives

Tempe Artist Amy Radcliffe: 100 Creatives

Phoenix is brimming with creativity. And every other year, we put the spotlight on 100 of the city's creative forces. Leading up to the release of this year's Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome to the 2014 edition of 100 Creatives. Up today: 4. Amy Radcliffe.

Amy Radcliffe's creative pursuits aren't confined by media. The Tempe-based artist has gained an Instagram following for her quick captures of daily life (her handle's @amyrad), while her colorful portrait paintings have her busy with commissioned work. She takes to traditional canvas, letterpress paper, and pixels, constantly envisioning new projects.

"I'm always working on random pieces, mostly commissioned paintings, which are a blast, but the next big thing on the horizon involves a tattoo machine I'm currently saving up to purchase," the 25-year-old says. "I'm right in the middle of a letterpress piece that I'm particularly stoked about, hand-setting type for an old letter written by John Steinbeck."

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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