“I am driven to create on a daily basis. Summers find me designing and planting in the garden or collecting driftwood to be made into paintings and sculpture. By late autumn, I am ready to move into my clay studio, or to start painting.”
Maribeth Amber spent childhood summers in Maine building magnificent sand castles. Today, she continues to be inspired by the ocean’s ceaseless crashing waves, the glowing stars at night, the myriad of colorful laughing flowers, growing vegetables, and the quietness of freshly fallen snow. As a teacher for 22 years, she has recently returned to focusing full-time on her own creations.
In her most recent work Maribeth has explored her fascination with trees and the particular shapes and patterns of branches as they grow toward the sun. She plays with color, rhythm and movement – inventing, finding beauty in ordinary shapes, creating mysterious worlds, and painting the mundane beautiful.
Maribeth Amber attended Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, The Art Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy. She received her B.A. from the Framingham State University in Massachusetts with a major in art and a minor in education.