Portraits in Charcoal, by Amber Parker

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“Similar to settling debris from a grain of charcoal, Amber is making her indelible mark the way she best knows how.”
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Coping with rejection from graphic design school, Amber fell back into using her hands to create.

From Class to Ash

Distressed after being rejected from graphic design school, Amber pushed her computer mouse to the side.  Having come from a family of creative people, she had already seen herself fitting neatly into their inner-ranks of musicians, singers and visual artists.  To cope, she naturally began to create, harnessing all of the freedom and imagination of her childhood.

“Her God-given talent blossomed throughout grade school but it was not until high school that she decided to pursue a career in art.”

Emerging From The Fog

By the time Amber had groped her way out of the fog of rejection, she discovered that she had fallen back to using her hands to create– she had fallen back in love with drawing.

Amber Parker, a Virginia Beach native, is 24 years old at the time of this writing. She explains that she began practicing art at a young age. As a young girl, she tapped into her imagination regularly, to draw, write, and even host craft shows in her room (with a live audience of stuffed animals, of course). Her God-given talent continued to blossom throughout grade school, but it was not until high school that she decided to pursue a career in art.

Parker’s medium of choice is charcoal, with pastel in second place.  Her passion has found a new artistic home with this medium; and similar to settling debris from a grain of charcoal, Amber is making her indelible mark the way she best knows how.

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