Amy always considered herself an "artsy" person, but it wasn't until recently that she fully committed to being an artist. She was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina to parents Liz Sullivan (established North Carolina folk artist) and Pete Sullivan (furniture refinisher and carpenter). They say the acorn never falls far from the tree, and this is certainly the case with Amy. Inspired by her mother, it wasn't surprising when Amy developed a passion for folk art. In 2011, seeking a break from her corporate real estate law career, and longing to reignite her creative side, Amy set off on a three-month sabbatical to Ireland. There she took in the beautiful scenery and embraced the European lifestyle. Spending time in Ireland's beautiful West Cork, a place known for attracting artists and the like, only served to fan Amy's creative spark. Amy dedicates her time to painting and running The Pig & The Poppy. Why folk art you ask? Well, folk art is fun, playful and whimsical - what's not to love! To her, folk art elicits joy. It makes you smile.