Amber Martin is a registered Australian War Artist (ISWA), who taught herself to paint with boot polish 12 years ago by creating scenes of rural life on her family’s outback cattle station. Her interest moved from rural to military artwork because of her own desire to re-enlist back into the Australian Army.
For the past few years, she has been commissioned by 2CER as a War Artist, depicting Sappers undertaking their various roles in current ADF operations.
“A lot of media today focuses on the big stories, forgetting about our troops who are on front line operations,” said Amber. “I feel that they just don’t get the acknowledgment or support that they deserve and what better way to depict their sacrifices, efforts and their stories than through my art! I have created a visual account of these impacts of war; painting our men and women’s experiences whilst on deployment, at rest, on exercise, the unfortunate wounded and also honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”
Amber's artworks include,
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