Amber Henry is a former Laguna Beach gallery owner and artist. She relocated from Southern California to Salt Lake City, in 2011, to take care of her mother who was suffering from breast cancer. In 2007, she graduated from Laguna College of Art + Design with a BFA in Fine Arts and Illustration. From there, she went on to show in local Laguna art galleries such as Fingerhut and Orange County Creatives. While in California, Amber was a leader in the Laguna Beach art community, served on various committees such as First Thursday’s Art Walk, and Laguna College of Art + Design’s mentoring and alumni committees. Amber has most recently been featured in a solo exhibition represented by Alpine Art Gallery located in downtown Salt Lake City. Currently, she is working on portrait commissions and personal works of art.
When She Knew She Was An Artist
Amber has always been consumed by imagination and creativity. Wandering, wondering, and ever-sensitive to unique patterns in everything, she endlessly admired the many levels of color and beauty her imagination created. For as long as she can remember, unique stories and ideas would play out within her imagination. It was through the realistic details of her mental stories that Amber noticed she could almost reach out and touch her cognitive creations. As these imagined environments traveled with her, so did her crayons, markers, pencils and torn pieces of paper. When Amber went about her day, she would slowly gather in her pockets various drawing utensils and objects she considered fascinating. This seemed satisfactory until the realization occurred that she could bring her imagined world into ours through paint and canvas. Since this artistic realization, Amber knew she was destined to leave her mark by sharing her craft.
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