When you can't decide what fills your heart with more joy: getting your story printed in the paper, or the fact that your life partner had his first published photograph. I'm leaning towards the latter. A heartfelt "Thank You" to the Hawaii Tribune Herald, the Volcano Art Center and last, but certainly not least, to my husband Tyson.
After one year of living in Hawaii, I have to admit that going back to the "big city" felt surprisingly strange. At one point during our journey I turned to my husband and asked incredulously: " Where is everybody going? What is the rush?" No doubt island living is changing this born and raised city girl. I embrace the influences this massive life change is having on my art.
Witness the evolution at Arte Haus Collectif in Salt Lake City, UT.
Inspired by mother nature & father sky.
Where do you go on vacation when you live in Hawaii? This summer, we decided to experience the extreme opposite of the Hawaiian landscape: The desert of Moab and Escalante, Utah. There was even some cliff jumping in the cards for me! I felt a surge of inspiration: Nature does abstraction best.
Student Question: I took a course of yours years ago in Penticton, BC. I hope you'll come back again one day soon. What brands of paint do you use? I'm using Stevenson but looking to switch. Suggestions? I appreciate your expertise and advice.
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Announcing 3 upcoming Fearless Abstract Painting Workshops:
August 30 at Volcano Art Center, Volcano, Hawaii
October 20 & 21 at Akamai Art Supply, Kailua Kona, Hawaii
February 3 & 4 at Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, California
Would you like to host a Fearless Abstract Painting Workshop in your area? Please contact me!
Announcing a new partnership with Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
An alluring eruption of color, form and texture, this series of paintings was created in the lush jungle of Kapoho, Hawaii by abstract expressionist artist Samantha daSilva.
Acrylic paints converge with natural elements such as rain, sands and coconut fronds to create rich surface texture and remarkable energy on canvas. Dance with Waves and A Breath of Fresh Air are two of four original paintings by daSilva in the exclusive Schoolhouse Art Studio Collection.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.