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Rising Star Amber-Lauren Ballantyne Styles at Persora in December

Artist and Entrepreneur Amber-Lauren Ballantyne-Styles is very proud to announce and invite residents of Pershore, to her exhibition of eclectic paintings in the stunning Home Interior’s and Art Gallery, Persora.

The first thing you will notice about Amber's art is its diversity. Refusing to conform to the restraints of a one trick pony, Amber flits like an exotic butterfly with a paintbrush from acrylic to watercolour, from horse to human, from flower to landscape!

Backed by The Prince’s Trust last April, Amber commemorated her first London exhibition, by putting the finishing touches to a portrait of "The Boss" himself! The intricate painting of HRH Prince Charles is a very brave and accomplished piece. Dressed in all his regalia yet looking relaxed in a very ornate chair, Amber has indeed captured the essence of the future Monarch but added her personal touch to the Union Flag backdrop which gives it a very distinct and modern pop-art feel! It could certainly be a contender to hang in the corridor's of the 'younger' Royals’ apartments!

Having exchanged several personal letters with The Prince of Wales recently, Amber is hopeful that despite a jam-packed schedule he might just find a moment to come and view his ‘likeness', now the original portrait is back home in Oxford where it is gaining more and more interest..…

Amber is currently creating a collection of pop-art portraits from iconic movies. She painted her version of Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary and Amber's 20th birthday last October. They sold instantly as did her version of Lady Gaga (The Applause). This rock-steady Libran balances life between painting and teaching children and adults with a confidence of someone twice her age, not someone who's just left their their teens.

Her impressive list of clients include Pirelli F1 Motorsport and celebrity author and former Bond Girl actress, Fiona Fullerton. Other mortals who endorse her work include Sir Richard Branson, New York Art Critic James Skully and Sonia Meaden (mother of Dragon Deborah).

At a recent charity auction in London’s Berkeley Square, Amber donated a painting to the Rays of Sunshine Charity. Displayed between a Salvador Dali and a Sir Peter Blake, the water colour nude "selfie" as she called it, outsold a Tracey Emin! Amber's latest donation was for The Prince's Trust.

The anonymous painting (all identities were covered) was auctioned at Castle Fine Art Gallery in Mayfair last month and helped raise over £30,000 for The Trust. Amber has been involved with charities from a very young age and has worked with many national organisations such as B-eat and Sellebrity.

A painting she is currently working on has already got the endorsement of Fiona Fullerton and Sir Roger Moore and will be auctioned for UNICEF in 2015.

 

 

 

As well as a great collection of paintings, Amber-Lauren has recently launched five designs of her 'wearable art' scarves - made in Great Britain. This patriotic and hard-working young lady, hopes to be an Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust in the very near future in order to 'give back' something to the organisation which has firmly put her name on the Art-World Map. The future is bright. The future has a deep golden glow.......perhaps it's time for the art collectors of Pershore to start investing in a piece of beautiful and precious ‘Amber’?

 

For more information about this extraordinary artist and an insight to her intriguing story, please go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mk0kKn037k or www.amber-laurenfineart.co.uk