Inspire. Enlighten. Encourage. Uplift. Join us for FearLESS Abstract Painting Studio Classes starting tomorrow May, 6 from 6 - 8 PM. Only a few spots left!
I believe you have the gift of creativity. When you let go of control and open yourself to learning, your unique gifts of creativity will flow through you. I guarantee it! Creativity opens you to Spirit, and Spirit brings you the gift of creativity.
For me, being an artist is a spiritual path — not a religion, but a practice that helps me knit together the ideals and convictions that guide my life. Creating art can be a prayer, ritual, and remembrance of the Divine. Sharing this creativity with others in small groups can serve as sanctuary, asylum, ashram, and even therapy! Speaking as someone who has seen her fair share of therapists, I wholeheartedly believe that art is a worthy investment for healing, personal empowerment and transformation.
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18 Q & A's: Get to know me!
I have been fascinated with the moon for as long as I can remember, so it's no surprise the moon is one of my favorite themes to channel during my creative process.
The moon represents powerful feminine energy. It signifies wisdom, intuition, birth, death, reincarnation, and a spiritual connection. The moon also represents our deepest personal needs. We can use the knowledge and energy of the moon's cycle to better connect to ourselves.
During a full moon, the gravitational pull increases. It can affect brain function, leading to greater feelings of arousal. It leads to humans having more energy, feeling more extroverted and connected to our partner, and having more interest in sex.
We were all born creative. Some of us just forgot.
I enjoyed the opportunity to teach my brand of "FearLESS Abstract Painting" at the University of Utah last weekend to a SOLD OUT class.
Three years ago today I experienced a volcanic eruption while living on the Big Island of Hawaii. For several days leading up to the eruption, we felt so many earthquakes that we began taking motion sickness pills. The ground shook so much that we felt like we were living on a boat!
Being a resident artist & art instructor at Workshop SLC has been a huge contributing factor to my development and success as an artist. I am honored to add my unique voice to the advancement of this amazing institution. "As soon as I found this place, I knew I was home". It's hard to believe that was over 2 years ago!
"I believe that art-making is a catalyst for transformation & personal growth. Beginning is a really important step. Any sort of movement that we can put towards the direction of where we want to head is positive."
Join me for my upcoming classes & workshops:
Abstract Painting BASICS Starting May 6
Fearless Abstract Painting w/ Metallics August 21 & 22
How do you change the world for the better? You begin with yourself. "If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it." John Irving
A special night for a special cause: An art show & fundraiser for The Children's Center courtesy of It's Not A Gallery. Many thanks to all of the artists, friends and family who contributed to make this event a resounding success.
The pandemic has brought many things into focus. One of them is the precious commodity we call home. No longer just a pit stop in between life’s activities, people are digging deep to make their homes exactly what they want them to be. Introducing an original painting into a home brings a "depth" and "soul" to the space that can be felt by those who experience it.
"Peeling back the layers. Seeing deeper into ourselves. Sculptural paintings made with plaster, newspaper and repurposed paint by Brazilian-born artist Samantha daSilva. If home is where the heart is, then by its simplest definition, home is where we are. Each canvas is imbued with a healing mantra for balance, harmony & peace."
Large-Scale Commission Painting Success!
I am so pleased to announce the completion of my latest Commission Painting: "Dreaming Out Loud", 72"w x 60"h.
This textured, metallic beauty is on route to Cleveland, OH and I can't wait to share the installation photos with you once it's hanging in its new home dining room.
Hello Calgary! Many of you have noticed that I've had 2 Canadian workshops CANCELLED on account of COVID this summer. Although I am disappointed by this, I refuse to stay in that feeling for long. There are still many ways for us to connect!
With my Canadian friends in mind, and on account of the many messages I have received on this subject, I have decided to offer a special 2-day workshop on Saturday, July 24 & Sunday, July 25, 2021. I sincerely hope you will join me!
I must admit, I was extremely hesitant to teach though Zoom - I just didn't feel like I would be able to connect with my students. This just isn't true! I've taught 2 extremely successful Zoom workshops so far and the results have been amazing.
"The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings." Kakuzo Okakaura
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This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.