Amber Gittins is an nature obsessed artist who lives and works in Mount Gambier, South Australia. Amber holds a Bachelor of Visual Communication from the University of SA and works full time from her studio, bringing colour to life on the canvas.
Amber’s paintings are held in private collections throughout Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Amber’s artwork can been seen in a variety of publications including Home Design Magazine, Singapore’s Business Times, Art Edit Magazine, Art Lovers Australia Book and Saatchi Art Publication. Amber is currently exhibiting some of her paintings at Koopmans Dunkeld Gallery in Halls Gap, Victoria and Green Door Decor - Homewares Store in Mt Gambier, SA.
Amber’s colourful abstract paintings are inspired by the beauty of nature. Her unique style is developed and influenced from her love of being outdoors and really appreciating her beautiful surroundings. Looking deeper into the forms and shapes that nature creates. Embracing and enhancing the unique colours. The way light and shadow create a strong connection with the visual form and structure. Engaging with the rawness, light and motion, the falling leaves, the blossoming petals, to create artworks showcasing the best of nature. Taking you to a deeper level and understanding - natures beauty is everywhere!
With a background in Graphic Design, Amber applies her training in colour theory, negative space, contrast, harmony and embracing happy accidents. She works intuitively on canvas, her process is combined with a mixture of instinct and raw emotion. Her talent is combining colours that invoke joyful emotions to the viewer and her spontaneous brushstrokes create paintings that are visually exciting and full of life.
As an artist Amber is fortunate enough to be able to donate paintings to different charities for fundraising. Over the past few years her favourite charities have been the Starlight Children’s Foundation, Epilepsy Australia and artforbales for the Australian Farmers.
Influences: Nature, French Impressionists, Vincent Van Gogh, Aboriginal Art, Colour Theory.
2021 : Group Exhibition - Inside this Box, The Corner Store Gallery, Victoria
2020 : Currently exhibiting at Koopmans Dunkeld Gallery - Halls Gap
2019 : Southern Ocean Art Prize, Robe, South Australia
2019 : John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize, Coonawarra Arts Festival
2018 - 2019 : Solo Exhibition, Nalou Cafe - Mount Gambier
2017 : John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize, Coonawarra Arts Festival
2015 : John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize, Coonawarra Arts Festival
2015 : SEAS Open Art Awards, Riddoch Art Gallery
Bachelor of Visual Communications at the University of South Australia.