Story Behind the Art
I'm Amber- a self-taught ocean artist based in Brighton, UK. My recent works are mainly oil on stretched canvas, though I often explore other mediums and creative outlets.
Through my creations, I aim for my work to connect with and provoke different emotions for each individual so that every piece resonates with the viewer in a unique way. These works are heavily influenced by dancing waves and salt air; capturing the tension before a wave breaks or stillness and anticipation before a storm. The ocean became the prominent subject of my art towards the middle of 2019; a time where I found myself living in a new city on the South coast of the UK. Being so close to the ocean has enabled me to study the movement of waves first hand and work from many of my own references taken here on Brighton beach. I continuously find myself in awe of the ocean's magnificence and challenged when trying to portray her beauty.
Painting has become a form of meditation for me, in which I can spend hours getting lost in the depths of the sea. The ability of the ocean to create calm and contentment is well known and I aim for my creations to harness this healing power; quietening the mind and creating a sense of safety.