M. Samantha Art

Artist Statement
M. Samantha

Style— I’m an Experientialist painter who works in acrylics, water based oils and oils. My style fits within the larger category of Post-Impressionism, employing intense vibrant colors, and emotional manipulations of distinct brush-strokes that take the viewer into a shared experience. I gain inspiration through the places I travel and the people I meet.

My art is a reaction to the direction in which modern society is moving. I believe many people today become engrossed in viewing the world through artificial eyes, which ultimately reduces and simplifies color tones into renditions or representations versus that of the living moment.

As part of my process of addressing the problem of how to visually convey a moment, I place the highest value on creating order and harmony within my paintings. Furthermore, most of the time I work from memory. However, when I do look at photos for inspiration, I believe it’s essential to my process to take what a photo has to offer, and then to be able to look away. Then, within my visual memory, I am able to create structured order through capturing that moment’s story.