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Artist Amber Sampson


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Biography


Amber has loved art and animals from a young age. From having a house full of dogs, cats, birds, and even a sugar glider, to riding horses in her home states of Oklahoma & Kansas. When she won 1st place in a drawing contest in 8th grade, she knew she wanted to become a professional artist. Amber majored in Fine Art at Clemson University concentrating in drawing and painting in 2013.
 
Amber lives in Bozeman, MT with her husband Alan, German Shorthair Pointer Mavey, and Rhodesian Ridgeback Peachy. When she isn't painting, she enjoys riding horses, hiking with her dogs, and volunteering at animal shelters. Proficient in oil paint, she utilizes traditional and contemporary painterly techniques. Amber is an associate member of Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, and a founding member of Cowgirl Artists of America. 
 
Amber's yearning to be around animals never stops and that passion resonates in her paintings. Amber's animal portraits reflect the spirit and personality of the animal using oil paint. She feels it is important to connect emotionally with her subject matter in order to produce the vitality that it deserves. 
 
New Wildlife Series description: 
My new wildlife series has been inspired by living in Montana for the last 3 years, a big change from where I lived before in South Carolina. It took months of experimenting with a looser style then how I had been previously painting. I wanted to add a contemporary flare against the realism of the animal's face, so I experimented with loose brushstrokes fading out and splattering paint against a dark background. The splattering process is exhilarating and nerve-wracking at the same time. I hope everyone feels the strong essence of each animal evoking from the painting. I feel that this new body of work is powerful and full of character!
 
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