unplain jane studio


pictures + words
original photography
commissioned photography collaborative storytelling


A commercial photographer who writes compelling feature stories, executive messaging, social media content, opinion pieces and grant proposals for clients.
A communications and marketing expert who creates fine art photography.
An artist who seeks opportunities to collaborate.

What can we accomplish together?

Hi. I'm Amy.

Hi. I'm Amy.


Recent & Upcoming Exhibitions

MUMENTOUS: The Upsizing of a Texas Tradition 
Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
Solo exhibition
opens Friday, Sept 27, 2019

unplain jane studio
2018 mini galleries

Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar
Thornton Inn

The Star of Texas public art project 
Arlington, TX
Two 6’, free-standing murals
“constellation” and “a day in the life”

self reflection 
Gallery 440, Fort Worth, TX
Two photographs included in juried
group exhibition
Summer 2019

Harvey Stein, artist & juror 
A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
One photograph included in juried
group exhibition
July 6 - August 19, 2018

Clients and Collaborators

Arlington Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Arlington Museum of Art
Austin College
BCD Travel
Beth Henkel Video Production
Comfort Technologies, LLC
Curnutt & Hafer, LLP
Downtown Arlington Management Corp.
Ft. Worth Museum of Science & History
Lea Nyland, fashion designer
Murnahan Public Relations
North Texas Commission
Six Flags Over Texas
Three Monkeys Co.
Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar
Versant Real Estate Consulting

plus private collectors throughout
the USA and internationally

Awards and Press

Voyage Dallas Magazine
Spring 2018

Third Place Photography,
St. Stephen's Art Show, 2017

Best in Show, An Artists' Christmas,
Ft. Worth, Texas, 2016

Judge's Choice 2D, Leesburg Art Show, 2016

Merit Award, Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts, Granbury, Texas, 2016

Best in Show, An Artists' Christmas,
Ft. Worth, Texas, 2014

Cover art for "July,"
A Smith Gallery, 2013

Click here for a complete listing of past exhibitions and festivals.



What's that “unplain jane” at the top of the page? My studio name is a wink to my middle name and a nod to the beauty and complexity found in ordinary things. See, Jane isn’t so plain after all.

As a child, I wanted to grow up to be either an illustrator, a coloring book author (is that a thing?) or a paleontologist. Little did I know that as an adult, the adventure that comes from digging under the surface of things inspires my compositions, whether they're pictures or words.

As my mother would say, “We’ll see what we see by taking a look.” In the end, my favorite photos are shot in the moment, and my favorite stories are those that discover and celebrate both individual uniqueness and common threads.


Amy is just as gracious
as she is talented.
Her art sells itself.
— Hannah