Amy Simon (also known as Amy Allure) is an educator, artist, activist, and owner of ALLURE ART STUDIO in Queens. She began painting at 11 years old and continued painting as a hobby but never imagined what life would look like being an artist as a career. She pursued education and taught 1st and 2nd grade for 9 years but was always drawn to art and would paint during her free time. In 2017, Amy went through a dark depression and saw a life coach that inspired her to create a life doing what she truly loved, painting & teaching. She decided to manifest herself as an artist and share her art with the world.
After acknowledging her talents, art opportunities found her. She's been in 11 art shows in NYC including an exhibition at the Kings Manor Museum with South Queens Women’s March. She was a featured artist chosen to paint the Black Lives Matter mural on Jamaica Ave and participated in a Live Painting for Juneteenth curated by Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman.
In April 2019, Amy opened ALLURE Art Studio to merge her love of art & teaching and encourage others to explore their own creativity. Allure Art Studio is a creative arts space where people come to learn, be inspired, and network with like minded creatives. It's an incubator for dreamers to cultivate their own Allure. She hosts paint events for kids & adults, art classes, and shows throughout NYC. The mission is to nurture creativity, confidence, and culture in everyone through art.
Shortly after opening the studio, Amy suddenly lost her father and used this devastating loss to fuel her motivation to continue embracing and sharing her art. In 2021, Amy created art program for young artists in the community to learn the foundations of art and build their entreprenuerial skills in the art business. To culminate the sessions, she hosts an art show to share their collection and sell their art to potential buyers.
Due to Amy's continued successes, connections in art, education background, drive for activism, along with her passion, ambition, and grit, Amy plans to expand the art program to other boroughs and continue encouraging people to share their ALLURE with the world.