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.
When I began painting, my mentor asked me: "What does a successful artist look like?" My response included having my work featured on the cover of one of my favorite magazines. Thank you Dote Magazine, this is literally a dream come true for me.
Capturing Fearless Abstract Painting on video has been a dream of mine for many years. This is why I am beyod excited to announce the release of my new video on Friday, February 24. A huge thank you to Vision Horse Media for making this dream a reality. Here's to many more!
5 new paintings added to Love Is The Balm Gallery: Dreams of Paradise, Olivine Pools, Rainbow Falls, Sacred Space & Super Moon.
When I began painting, I found myself writing in my journal less and less. Instead, I chose to capture my thoughts, moods and experiences on the canvas.
The knowledge that my "journal entries" hang on walls around the world infuses my work with a sense of responsibility to share the best of myself. These paintings are an expression of the powerful experiences I have had in Hawaii thus far.
Love Is The Balm is a series of paintings as varied as the environments they were created in: The soft, ethereal grey and taupe of British Columbia. The vigor of Calgary, contrasted by the vast, open expanses of the Alberta prairies. The natural and cultural contrasts of Salt Lake City, Utah. The alarmingly vivid beauty of Hawaii, of which I have only begun to scratch the surface.
The paintings in this series were made with locally sourced materials including earth, sand, crushed bone, organic pigments and metallic powders.
A year of travel and transformation. This is exactly where I am supposed to be. There is nowhere to get to. I have arrived.
A day at the beach swimming in the ocean, wind tossed hair and a quick change in the car. The events leading up to my first juried exhibition in Hawaii couldn’t have been more fitting.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.