WILLETT BLOOMS WITH CREATIVE PASSION
Amber Willett, a senior majoring in digital art and design with a minor in public relations and advertising, uses her creativity to express herself through her artwork.
Willett has always had a passion for various forms of art. It was not until her senior year of high school, however, when she took a serious interest in digital art. Since then, Lynn has provided her with the tools to grow as an artist.
“I have learned new programs and techniques at Lynn that have helped my art progress,” said Willett. “My favorite thing that I’ve gained from Lynn is the inspiration from my classmates and professors.”
Willett typically works with people as her subject when creating new designs. Often, her inspiration for her pieces also comes from nature. Aside from digital design, Willett enjoys working on photography and fluid painting in her free time.
“If I am doing abstract pieces, I prefer to use nature,” said Willett. “With that being said, I love to see the joy my art brings to others when I make a piece surrounding an individual.”
When searching for inspiration on a new piece, Willett will often turn to Pinterest and other social media outlets to discover fresh ideas. Still, most of her inspiration originates from everyday experiences.
Willett encourages other artists to share their work as much as possible to gain confidence and a larger following. By utilizing the power of social media, she has networked with other artists and found clients looking for custom pieces. Her artwork portfolio can be found on Instagram as @ambr.simplified.
“I was afraid to start my Instagram page, and I debated it for a while before I actually made it, because I wanted all of my work to be perfect,” said Willett. “I realized that even if it is not perfect, it is still a way to look back at my progress.”
In the meantime, Willett is interning with south Florida’s Sub-Culture Restaurant and Nightclub Group, creating fliers and promotional posters. She hopes to continue progressing as an artist and sharing her content with the world after graduating in May.