• Precipitation 1
    • Encaustic on Panel
    • 48" x 24"
    • Precipitation 2
    • Encaustic on Panel
    • 48" x 24"
    • Mosey on Over
    • Encaustic on Panel
    • 24" x 20"
    • Lluvia
    • Encaustic on Panel
    • 24" x 20"
    • Bedrock
    • Encaustic on Panel
    • 20" x 16"
    • The Storm Doesn't Care 41
    • Encaustic on Panel
    • 24" x 24"
    • Junction
    • Encaustic on Panel
    • 24" x 24"
    • Rolling Through
    • Encaustic on Panel
    • 24" x 24"
    • The Storm Doesn't Care 6
    • Encaustic on Panel
    • 24" x 24"
    • Straighten Up 2
    • Encaustic on Panel
    • 24" x 24"
    • Obstacle
    • Encaustic on Panel
    • 24" x 24"
    • Vacío
    • Encaustic on Panel
    • 24" x 24"

Artist Statement

I paint memories of plants, places or personal items such as clothing and fabrics.  Rather than rely on actual documentation of those things, I use manipulated photographs, distorted photocopies along with intuitive and interpreted memories.  I am attracted to bold shapes, dissected compositions and patterns.  The balance between organic and order is a broad theme across my work and informs both structural and subjective decisions. I employ a variety of techniques including painting, printmaking, collage, photography and sculptural manipulation of the encaustic medium to achieve each painting.

 

My current body of work focuses on the changes I see in the landscape around me. I live in a border town where American and Mexican traditions, language and values blend, merge and sometimes conflict. It’s also undergoing tremendous development, changing my visual perspectives sometimes daily. Present in the work are now dozed hillsides, orange barriers, and the hope for rain.

Artist Bio

Amber George is a painter and printmaker.  Her work is informed by her observations of nature and the world around her.  Whether in her garden or on a sailboat, her eye is keen to search out shapes and patterns in nature.

 

Growing up in California, she studied art from an early age.  She spent her summers around her family in the Midwest, most of whom were raised on farms.  Family vacations were spent making crafts, gardening, camping, horseback riding in the Rockies and being outside.  She attributes these experiences to her profound love of nature and plants.

 

Amber George received her BA in Fine Art from UCLA in 1994. She studied with some of the most notable contemporary artists in Los Angeles, including Lari Pittman and Nancy Rubins.   In addition to private collections across the US, her work is also included in numerous corporate collections including Deloitte & Touche, Four Seasons, Kansas City Power and Light and Westin Hotels.