Amy moved from New England to Alaska at the age of 18 to quench her thirst for adventure and experience wilderness on an intimate level. She first settled near the Gates of the Arctic National Park where she obtained her first SLR camera and developed a love for photography. Amy's passion is photographing the Northern Lights but she also enjoys capturing landscape and wildlife images. Alaska’s natural world is a constant inspiration and she finds joy in sharing its beauty with others.
Yumi Kawaguchi, Amy Mackinaw, and Amy Johnson were part of the 2021 Alaska State Parks Artist-In-Residence Program. Together, they stayed at the Gruening Cabin near Amalga Harbor in Juneau and created art inspired by their experience. Yumi, Amy, and Amy are also our June 2022 Featured Artists.