Auckland based artist Amber Emm produces detailed photo realist works that play with notions of focus. Emm blanks out portions of her scenes to focus the viewers eye on the finer details we often miss. Her main inspirations are the seaside, coastal fauna and flora of New Zealand and domestic bouquets.
Emm's abilities for fine detailed brush work likely stemmed from her background as a qualified Signwriter. Following this, she began experimenting in watercolors and acrylic, before moving on to oil, which has now become her specialty. In fact, it was an art competition prize in 2009 of a set of oil paints that saw Emm start working in the medium.
In recent years Amber has focused her attention on the garden almost exclusively, as she has rediscovered a driving passion to recreate the pockets of beauty which are in our own backyards. Playing with contrast and detail and by eliminating the background and surounding areas, she finds she can achieve the desired focus she wants you to notice.
Amber Emm's fine rendering of details and lighting effects has led her to win numerous awards in the domain of photo realism. Awards include 2008 "New Zealand"s Favorite Artist" by Denise Robinson, Winner of the "People's Choice Award" at the Nautical Art Exhibition- Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and 2004 Winner of the "Laurie Coons Award for Landscape", North Shore Art Awards.
Photo realistic oil paintings with strong contrasting light, depicting the beauty that can be found in our own backyard.
Amber Emm Original Works Available At Black Door Gallery
Amber Emm Limited Edition Prints Available At Black Door Gallery
Commission A Work By Amber Emm
Amber Emm accepts commission requests. Black Door Gallery works closely with clients to achieve beautiful commissioned outcomes. A rewarding process to secure a truly unique artwork.
Contact the gallery for more information. Please allow a minimum of 6 weeks for commissions to be completed.