"We all need to feel close to nature. I feel closest to nature when I'm painting outdoors and that is when I am happiest. When I paint dreamscapes, they are inspired by the moods I feel in nature. It is a great feeling sharing this experience with others through my paintings."
Amei studied art at the Art Student's League of New York City and the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut. She was first drawn to painting portraits, then discovered her love for painting outdoors and painting imaginary dreamscapes. She teaches art at a public high school and occasionally to private students.