Meet the Artist

Meet the Artist

First and foremost, Thank you for stopping by my page. I have been a lover of the Art World since I was young & am absolutely joyed to be able to continue doing the things I love, and even more so to share these loves on a wider scale.

On my website you will find the multiple ways I express my creative self.

My life in a nutshell:

The past 10 years have really been an amazing ride. I began as a singer, singing for many festivals, events & talent shows & ended up in the modeling industry. I met my first true friend & modeling agent Lari Nelson when I was 15 years old & by the time I was 16, had signed with one of the most well known modeling agencies in Texas; this helped expand my career into many different markets and eventually landed a contract with Elite Model Management.  In the past 10 years I have been featured in well known music videos, traveled & lived all over the U.S. including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta & Nashville to name a few & managed to land a good amount of Print work & Runway gigs. I have since then given multiple seminars on "The Modeling Industry 101" for beginners, taught commercial print & runway classes to both model/talent & parents of model & talent within the industry.

Throughout the years, I've learned that as much I love being in front of the camera, I also truly enjoy emerging myself into the creative process of the production end of the biz as well. I have taken all that I know combined with the experience & contacts that I have established & love to put these ideas and knowledge to use. 

I have produced many runway shows, annual events, have been a hair & makeup artist for many celebrity clients including Chile from TLC, The Housewives of Atlanta & The Black Eyed Peas.  I do continue to walk the catwalk in shows with clients such as David Tutera from the reality show My Fair Wedding & Hip Hops one & only, Ludacrise.  Along side continuing this career, I have taken a good step back to enter back into the world of photography as well. I am currently shooting Actor Headshots, Corporate headshots & Model tests to help update model & talent marketing material; also known as your Model Comp Card & Actor Headshots.

The Painter in Me:

For the past five years I have been a working artist in the world of Painting & absolutely love to create! Music truly influences my creations & I have been fortunate enough to show in multiple galleries throughout the state of Atlanta, South Carolina, California & Texas.

I paint with both Oil & Acrylics and have tapped into the world of en caustics. I also love to photograph nature & the "elements" & do transfer photos to canvas.

As of now, I am located in San Antonio, TX and do travel to different locations for art events, photo shoots, seminars & direct bookings.  If you are interested in a painting, a photo shoot or booking me for a seminar or for print work, feel free to reach me at any time.

 

Thanks again,

-AMBER YBARRA-

amber.ybarra@yahoo.com

(830) 275-9588