Suppose you ask Amber Goldhammer what her favorite part of being an artist is. In that case, she will tell you how much she loves to share her happiness with the world around her, “I love pouring myself into a painting and when a person is equally as excited and happy to become a collector, I know I did good.”
Goldhammer is a rare example of a person who has spent their entire life as an artist. Starting her adventure into the art world as a MAC girl in Los Angeles, Goldhammer found her passion for making people feel joyous and beautiful; though, she found herself seeking new canvases to express herself through. She has always been an abstract artist and adding elements of graffiti with positive messages of love in truly extraordinary ways. Letting the judgment go and creating without an expected outcome is what truly makes Goldhammer happy.
Soon after recognizing her passion for spreading love and art, Goldhammer connected with her mentor, Rassouli, best known for his unique style of Fusion-Art. For the next seven years, Goldhammer accompanied Rassouli on his monthly painting retreats. During these years, she developed her sense of composition, balance, and color. Goldhammer’s next step was to share her work with the world. Explained simply, “When I felt that I really had something special to share, I began knocking on gallery doors.”
A story that could move even the most stoic individual, Goldhammer’s life has been one marked by creativity and an endless pursuit of passion. It may be hard to understand where she has drawn the energy needed to master her craft. However, Goldhammer describes, “development naturally comes from anything a person is passionate about and wants to pursue.”
With several exciting plans for 2021, Goldhammer is definitely one to watch this year. She has recently collaborated with Isabel Marant on a Spring/Summer runway collection and created a three-piece installation at Aurora Capital Private Equity Firm in Brentwood. This month, Joey Restaurant’s opening in Manhattan Beach will feature Goldhammer’s most recent 16′ installation of graffiti art mixed with figurative neon. In April, her unique collection will be shown in galleries on the East Coast with Merritt Gallery and Renaissance Fine Arts.
To manage all of these projects, Goldhammer has a packed schedule; she describes herself as a “good juggler” of her many commitments and tasks. Goldhammer elaborates, “While there is a lot of painting happening, there are also calls, zoom meetings, computer work, scheduling orders, working with designers on projects, posting to social media, and photographing new work. As an entrepreneur, work never stops.” It can be hard to imagine how one person manages so much, but Goldhammer says, “I’m ok with taking on a lot of work because I love what I do!”
How has Goldhammer found such impressive success in the art world? In a recent interview, she passed along the best piece of advice ever given to her, “Paint like a child.” Goldhammer goes on to explain that “this statement embodies my work as an artist.” Bringing together a childlike wonder of the world and the artistic mastery of an old soul, Goldhammer creates art that is unlike any other works.
Her personal advice to other people wanting to break into the art world is, “DO IT!” Goldhammer exclaims, “As with life, there are ups and downs, praise and rejection. If you can accept that going in, you are already a success.”