I used thicker paint on the sucker than the background because I wanted to evoke the  hardness and texture of Dum Dums. I can still feel that texture whenever I think about it.

- Amber Allen

Dum, da da Dum!

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

24" h x 12" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 12 oz.



Amber Allen
San Mateo, California

Getting to Know Amber

Homeschooled as a child, Amber Allen could frequently be found doodling while her family moved around constantly. She began taking an online still life painting course at age 15 and became determined to pursue a career in art. “I knew as soon as I put the last brushstroke on that first assignment that life for me had changed,” says Amber. “Something had clicked into place.” Amber sources her still life subjects from real objects, images, and her imagination. She integrates geometric backgrounds into her paintings as an homage to her favorite topic from school, sacred geometry.