Born in 1971, Amber Leger is a native of the Acadian community from eastern New Brunswick where she maintains her home and art practice. She studied at the Université de Moncton in the early 1990’s with Marie Ulmer, Claude Gauvin and André Lapointe. She has exhibited in many juried group and solo exhibitions in the City of Moncton and in the surrounding communities and has won many prizes over the years. Her work may be found in private collections in Canada and the US as well as in the public collection of the City of Moncton.
In the last 10 years, Amber has taught numerous art classes and workshops. In her continued artistic growth, she pushes her boundaries and technique, currently preferring the palette knife over the brush, using increasingly larger canvasses and allowing simplicity to reign in her compositions. The source of her inspiration is predominantly female, whether dancers in the studio of Dance East or her friends or family, the connection she feels to her subjects and the imagery she derives from them is palpable and the viewer is left inspired by its emotion and strength.