Marine City, Michigan
Amy DeCaussin spends most of her time immersed in the world of watercolor. She has an obsession with bright colors and is pursuing a career in illustration. Other influences in Amy’s work include comedy, musicals and awkward moments. She also has a background in dance and choreography and a curiosity for narrative set in motion. Combined with her love of writing, Amy also creates stop motion animated shorts.
Amy received her BFA in Art & Design, with an emphasis in Illustration and a Minor in Business from Grand Valley State University in 2009. In early 2010, Amy established Funamals LLC to pursue her creative works. Her business grew into one that is recognized for animal paintings and portraiture. Her work through Funamals was featured on MSN Living in December of 2013. The company has established a niche market in the pet industry and offers a wholesale line of greeting cards. Amy is proud of the success of Funamals but also seeks to expand beyond her company to pursue more creative works.
In 2012 she attended the Society of Children’s Books Writer’s & Illustrator’s conference in Lansing, Michigan and received first runner up for an outstanding portfolio. The award came with a mentorship with renowned illustrator Wendy Anderson Halprin.
In September 2012, Amy married her “art school” sweetheart Cam DeCaussin who specializes in photo realistic oil painting. The couple currently resides in Marine City, Michigan with their beloved Maltese Mikey.
I have been in the industry since 2010.