Amber Lavalley

Self Portrait
ID Number: 0181

Amber Lavalley is a young emerging artist from Rochester, NH. In 2004, Amber graduated from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA, where she received her BFA in painting.  She spent two years living in Boston, working in a contemporary American craft gallery. Since moving back to Rochester, she has shown her work at Market 100 in Portsmouth, and artstream, and in 2008 won Portsmouth Herald’s Spotlight Award in visual art.

Amber’s one-of-a-kind pen illustrations are portraits of women with imaginative details. Unique jewelry embellishments, faces, and hairstyles make the drawings interesting and reflect Amber’s original style. Her portraits combine the confidence expected from the pen, with the capriciousness of a female artist. Each drawing expresses generic sensuality and linear narrative, creating playful and unique works of art.