Amber Stokie

Amber Stokie is an Adelaide based visual artist known for her figurative works on paper and canvas. Stokie holds a BA in Visual Art (drawing) from the University of Ballarat and recently completed a Master of Fine Art degree with Distinction at RMIT University, Melbourne. Stokie often shifts between drawing and painting to describe what’s going on in her world, and society as a whole.

Stokie’s art making process creates richly layered landscapes imbued with the artist’s memories and understanding of how she fits in the world around her and the challenges that contemporary society presents. Emotive responses are the catalyst to transform scenes/environments to imaginative and deeply psychological landscapes. This process results in colourful and often ambiguous paintings that oscillate between gestural abstraction and figuration. Freedom and play are important in this process therefore Stokie avoids working with a specific subject for too long, however regular reoccurring themes in her work such as diversity, togetherness and collectivity remain constant.

“I often work with repeated forms in attempt to talk about collectivity and diversity. I like to keep them open and abstract in terms of what they actually are and have the viewer decipher them for themselves. Usually, they are suggestive of human forms, trees or plant life. As I progress with a work and clarify my ideas the original shapes become more blurred or obscure.”

Stokie has been exhibiting regularly in group and solo exhibitions since 2009. From 2006 to 2009 she established and curated regular exhibitions at Artasis Gallery (ARI) in Richmond. Throughout this period she also completed a number of private and corporate commissions and participated in live painting performances at venues that included the National Gallery of Victoria and Chapter House in Melbourne, Vic. She has been a finalist in the Williamstown, Stanthorpe and Blacktown prizes and has won “people’s choice” at AGENDO emerging art award. In 2016 she was recipient of the ADFAS Young Artist Award for her RMIT MFA work.

Artworks
Ahead, Behind and Always With Me by Amber Stokieacrylic & oil on canvas 37x47cm framed$1400
Commitment by Amber Stokieacrylic & oil on canvas 37x47cm framed$1400
Cool Still by Amber Stokieacrylic & oil on canvas 37x47cm framed$1400
Inquisitive Garden by Amber Stokieacrylic & oil on canvas 37x47cm framedSold
Discovery by Amber Stokieacrylic & oil on canvas 37x47cm framed$1400
Blazing Sun by Amber Stokieacrylic & oil on canvas 150x130cm framedSold
Happy Valley by Amber Stokieacrylic & oil on canvas 145x125cm framed$3500
Victoria by Amber Stokieacrylic & oil on canvas 71x61cm framed$1850
Majestic Observations by Amber Stokieacrylic & oil on canvas 71x61cm framed$1850
Rushing Hearts (Pink Waterfall) by Amber Stokieacrylic & oil on canvas 37x47cm framed$1400
Seeker Searchers by Amber Stokieacrylic & oil on canvas 71x61cm framedSold
Silent Sanctuary by Amber Stokieacrylic & oil on canvas 71x61cm framed$1850
Shine by Amber Stokieacrylic & oil on canvas 45x35cm framed$1400
Hill Stars by Amber Stokieoil on canvas 170x150cm unframed$4950
Made With Love by Amber Stokieoil & acrylic on canvas 61x50cm framedSold
Quiet Beauty by Amber Stokieoil on canvas 61x50cm framedSold
And So It Goes by Amber Stokieacrylic on paper 37x36cm framed$800
Fearless by Amber Stokieacrylic on canvas 68x58cm unframedSold
Love Dance by Amber Stokieacrylic on paper 27x37cm framedSold
Moments by Amber Stokieacrylic and oil on paper 37x36cm framedSold
Wherever You Go by Amber Stokieacrylic and oil on paper 36x37cm framedSold
New Life by Amber Stokieacrylic & oil on canvas 35x35cm framed
Calm in Chaos by Amber Stokieacrylic and oil on paper 40x40cm framed Sold
Devotion by Amber Stokieacrylic and oil on canvas 61x51cm unframed Sold
Searching in Silence by Amber Stokieacrylic and oil on canvas 170x150cm unframed Sold
Shining in The Night by Amber Stokieacrylic and oil on paper 37x36cm framed Sold
A Sanctuary Safe by Amber Stokieacrylic and oil on paper 40x40cm framed Sold
You Colour My Soul by Amber Stokieacrylic and oil on canvas 68x58cm unframed Sold
Playful Connections by Amber Stokieacrylic on canvas 150x170cm unframed Sold
Dreamers Dance by Amber Stokieacrylic on canvas 51x41cm framedSold
Hear the Music Before the Song is Over by Amber Stokieacrylic on canvas 61x51cm framedSold
Dance Me to the End of Love by Amber Stokieacrylic on paper 27x27cm framedSold
Studio Painting by Amber Stokieacrylic & pastel on canvas 100x100cm unframed
Moonlight by Amber Stokieacrylic on paper 27x27cm framed