12 PORTRAITS– AMBERLEIGH CLARKE
The act of drawing is an exercise of both the hand and the eye. Rather than communicating a specific conceptual idea, the following pieces display Amberleigh Clarke’s technical ability and comprehensive understanding of observational drawing.
By including both earlier and more recent pieces, we are able to observe her evolution as an artist from one who relies on schematic representations to one who is able to communicate all of the details and intricacies that lay before her eyes. Seeing how realist portraiture is associated with creating perfect photographic renderings of people, exhibiting her process not only allows the viewer to witness her growth, but also displays her confidence. The mere ability to perceive and then translate what one sees holds significant artistic merit, as it is a skill applicable to many disciplines of visual expression.