Amy was born in Columbus, Ohio, and grew up in the nearby suburb of Westerville. The high school art teacher exposed Foltz to artistic venues that would make sense of her whole high school experience.
After high school Foltz assisted her father in making stained glass windows for four churches and eleven residences in Ohio.
Foltz took a printmaking class at Ohio State University and engaged in the fine arts program. The professor, Sid Chafez, opened the way for color experimentation in printmaking. Foltz obtained her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree after 3 years of study.
Foltz had a family and worked from the home in Colorado for 18 years.
Time came to return to printmaking and secure a job in the academic environment of the art world. Foltz changed locations and went to school at the University of New Mexico-Taos. The printmaking professor, Jennifer Lynch, introduced her to non-toxic printmaking methods that Keith Howard has pioneered.
After finishing a semester in New Mexico, Foltz moved to Athens, Ohio and took classes to build a portfolio that got her accepted into graduate school at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD. Foltz acquired her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and has been a teaching adjunct in Iowa.
Printmaking is only one of Foltz’s modes of artistic expression. Mediums that require tactile manipulation are indulged in to balance out the art world in which Foltz lives.