Addition, subtraction, construction, and destruction are an inexorable part of life. I channel these forces into my creative process.
The paintings in this series were made using locally sourced materials including: iron-rich Utah soil, salt from The Great Salt Lake, copper powder, plaster, recycled paint, and local newspapers.
Being an artist is typically not a team sport. So when we come together as an artist collective, I believe we have an extremely valuable opportunity to be inspired by others, exchange ideas, draw from each other's experiences, and enjoy the camaraderie of a supportive, like-minded community.
A huge thanks to Kimball Art Center in Park City, UT for facilitating this awesome event.
Join me on November 9 & 10 at Workshop SLC for my Fearless Metallics. A modern twist to using metallic paints, powders & pigments. For more information & to register: https://www.samanthadasilva.com/store/p85/Fearless_Abstract_Painting_w%2FMetallics_Workshop_%7C_2-days.html
Registered for a Fearless Abstract Painting workshop? Find the answers to 20 Frequently Asked Questions below:
My Top 10 recommendations for embracing fearlessness in painting:
Painting my personal truth (another way of saying this is painting with authenticity) is the best way I know how to make work that is meaningful, sustainable, fresh, magnetic, beautiful and inspiring.
So every once in a while, I like to check in with myself and ask the following 5 questions to help me make sure I am on the right track.
The key here is to answer the questions. The only way to calibrate your creative compass is to take the time and do the mental work to answer these questions for yourself.
I couldn't have asked for a better introduction: My first ! ! SOLD OUT ! ! 2-day Fearless Abstract Painting workshop at the Kimball Art Center in Park City, UT was a huge success. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my techniques & philosophies with such an enthusiastic, grateful and receptive audience.
Join me for a second workshop on October 5 & 6. For more information & to register:
There are some workshops that leave me feeling simply... edified. Teaching at Swinton's Art Supply in Calgary, Canada was exactly that. I wish I would have gotten more pictures of the incredible work that the students made during our time together. Truly, it was really, REALLY amazing work. Thank you to all of the incredible souls who participated and contributed to making these workshops a massive success.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and
I am living proof.