Amber Gittins

Amber Gittins

Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia

About Amber Gittins

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, The Corner Store Gallery, Orange NSW 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.

Education

Bachelor Degree of Visual Communications at the University of South Australia.

Events

2020 : Finalist Art Lovers Australia 2020 Art Prize
2019 : Finalist Art Lovers Australia 2019 Art Prize
2018 : Finalist Art Lovers Australia 2018 Art Prize
2015 : People's Choice Award SEAS Open Arts Awards
2015 : Highly Commended SEAS Open Art Awards
2015 : Highly Commended John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize

My paintings are in private collections throughout Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, UK and the USA.

I like to donate to different charities for fundraising, including The Starlight Children’s Foundation, Epilepsy Australia and Buy a Bale for the Australian Farmers.

Currently listed as one of Art Lovers Australia's popular artists.

Exhibitions

2021 - Group Exhibition - 2021 Inside This Box, The Corner Store Gallery, Australia.
2020 : Currently exhibiting at Koopmans Dunkeld Gallery - Halls Gap, Australia
2019 : John Shaw Neilson Aquisitive Art Prize, Coonawarra Arts Festival
2018 - 2019 : Solo Exhibition, Nalou Cafe, Mount Gambier
2017 : John Shaw Neilson Aquisitive Art Prize, Coonawarra Arts Festival
2015 : John Shaw Neilson Aquisitive Art prize, Coonawarra Arts Festival
2015 : SEAS Open Art Awards, Riddoch Art Gallery