Working primarily in grisaille, artist Amber Victoria Lee captures the nuances of shadow in both her acrylic paintings and charcoal drawings. Lee’s piece, titled “Soul Sucker”, encapsulates the following series by exploring themes of BDSM and darker themes of sexuality. When working with watercolours, Lee is continually inspired by Bob Ross’ simple yet captivating techniques. Lee creates stunning replicas of the famous works on both paper and foraged wood.
From her exploration of the forests of Southern Ontario and her time spent in Oshawa, Lee developed “Muskrat Paw”: a hand-made jewellery collection crafted with the use of ethically sourced animal bones and remains. In 2014, “Muskrat Paw” evolved and started encompassing all of Lee’s work, both in visual art and with artisan craft, under the new moniker “Lady of the Bones”.
Lee then went on to establish and lead “The Hebephrenia Collective”: a group of young artists from a multiplicity of backgrounds and skills working to support one another in Brampton, Ontario. Within this collective Lee began developing her eye for photography. Echoing the work of Francesca Woodman, Lee’s photography presents high contrast, minimalist self-portraits often in grey-scale.
By September 2016, Lee had co-founded “Peel Arts Collective”; an artist collective based in the Peel Region. Lee currently sits as Director of Organization for the collective. As Director of Organization Lee has overseen two successful runs of the weekly “Art in the Park” (a grass roots gathering of artists in Brampton) events throughout 2016 and 2017. In November 2016, Lee also helped curate “New Visions, New Voices”, an exhibit held at Beaux-Arts Brampton showcasing the work of over twenty artists in the Peel Region. Presently, Lee organizes the online magazine “the905”, which is published by Peel Arts Collective.
Amber Victoria Lee currently resides in Brampton, Ontario. Lee has exhibited at several shows at Beaux-Arts Brampton over the years, including: “Horror Show” (October, 2015), “Art is Now” (November, 2015 and March, 2016), and “For the Love of Dogs” (October, 2016). Lee was also one of only four finalists in Art Battle Brampton #365 (January, 2016). Lee’s piece “Sword Swallower” was also on display during the Subscriber’s Night at the Rose Theatre (Brampton, May, 2016).
For Amber Victoria Lee’s full online portfolio or to purchase her work, visit www.ladyofthebones.com.