Mount Gambier, South Australia
I am a South Australian artist based in Mount Gambier. I primarily work in abstraction. I love the freedom and depth you can create, my work is often influenced by nature and the beauty that surrounds us.
Art works for sale: 24
About Amber Gittins
In 1998 I graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Communications at the University of South Australia.
Upon graduating I spent 7 years living and working in London UK, travelling at every possible opportunity.
Since coming back home to country Mount Gambier, South Australia I have begun to take up painting as more than just a hobby. This is where I belong.
I love to experiment with different applications and methods, depending on my mood. I love the freedom of abstract painting and my process begins with choosing a colour scheme and then applying a layer by layer approach. I use my imagination and intuition with colour placement, then I use my graphic design knowledge to help the piece come to life using contrast vs harmony, light vs dark, texture vs smoothness and unique compositition. Never quite knowing where it will take me, but loving the journey along the way. I also am fond of realism and am in awe of the mental concentration and absolute dedication that it requires. It really does depend on my mood to what I decide to paint.
Being an artist is where I find my peace and happiness and it’s who I need to be. I hope that people find a sense of personal beauty in my art that conveys to their happiness and ultimately puts a smile on their face.
You can follow my creativity on instagram @ambergittinsart
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2015 John Shaw Neilson Art Prize. Highly Commended.
2015 SEAS Open Art Awards. Highly Commended and won Peoples Choice Award.
2016 John Shaw Neilson Art Prize.
2017 John Shaw Neilson Art Prize.
Private collections throughout Australia and New Zealand
'The Border Watch' Newspaper article, Wednesday May 27, 2015.
'The Border Watch' Newspaper article, Thursday July 9, 2015.
'The Border Watch' Newspaper article, Thursday September 10, 2015.