"I often have to remind myself that there is no right or wrong way to be an artist. You just have to go your own way. Create the art you want to create and trust yourself. I know my art will always show me the way."
NO FEAR. NO RULES.
l'll never forget the first time I walked into a professional artist’s studio. It was the most alive space I had ever entered, a living palette of colorful self-exploration and expression of what the human experience is all about. Hung above the doorway was a white sign with the words “No Fear. No Rules.,” written in black ink. Words that empowered me as I picked up my first paint brush and continue to recite to myself every time I approach a blank canvas.
In my late twenties, I was searching for identity. A few different career paths had led to dead ends and while in the process of healing from grief and past traumas, I found myself desperate for a new creative outlet. I've always considered myself a creative person, but for some reason or another, I never had pursued painting seriously, until I did and my life changed.
Now my desire to paint and create art is relentless. I paint to evoke emotion, to explore what it means to be present and aligned with my true self, to surrender to the unknown. I paint to share all that I am, no fear, no rules.
Born with an innate desire to discover her place in this life, Sam began painting in 2019. Exploring new creative endeavors was certainly not unusual for her, however visual expression through paint was uncharted territory. Thankfully the universe delivered to Sam a mentor and friend in the form of a wise and masterful contemporary abstract artist. For 6 months, Sam apprenticed with Grace at her gallery and studio in Sarasota, Florida and was instructed on abstract application, complimentary color theory, crafting in medium and so much more.
Since then Sam has developed a strong studio practice, actively selling work via social media and word of mouth. She is a native of Michigan based in Sarasota.
Sam is a proud member of S/ART/Q Artist Collective, Sarasota Studio Artists Association and the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County.
"I like to describe myself as a kinetic artist, exploring the movements of feelings and moments one experiences in this life through paint. Strong in complementary color theory, high in contrast and seeking a heavy emotional response, I work to break down forms through intentional application, sculpting my work on canvas. Influenced by cubism, impressionism and artists from the postmodern era such as Lee Krasner and Helen Frankenthaler, my work is abstract, emotional and full of all the colors."