Sensitive to both place and the environment, this collection of highly textured paintings were made using foraged materials including: red dirt, salt, sand, sawdust, repurposed paint, local newspapers, and coal.
The beauty of decay imposed by the elements retorts to the brevity of our own lifespans in the grandeur of time.
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Join me for my first ZOOM workshop on May 30th from 10 am - 4 pm MST to learn how to make ethereal, highly textured abstract paintings using unorthodox tools & techniques.
For me, there is no better way to homage to the sacred land we tread upon than to infuse the environment into my work namely: iron-rich Utah dirt, salt from The Great Salt Lake, plaster, repurposed paint, and local newspapers.
I am inspired by nature's pairings of texture, color combinations, and the way it uses water to cut, carve, blend, build, feed and destroy.
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Tonight's Gallery Stroll at 15th Street Gallery was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic Nevertheless, the show is up and it's beautiful!
SAMANTHA DASILVA FINE ART PRESENTS
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A new collection of contemporary abstract paintings with a sophisticated touch of antique gold, mica & pewter. The paintings in this series were made using: iron-rich Utah dirt, salt from The Great Salt Lake, metallic powders, plaster, repurposed paint, and local newspapers.
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My latest large scale commissioned painting is complete! This 6ft x 8ft beauty is on route to Victory Ranch, Kamas to adorn the walls of a stunning new home. I am so incredibly grateful to be a part of this amazing project & to add my artistic voice to the legacy of Utah artists I've come to love & admire.
What a fabulous way to wrap up the year: a group show with my mom! Here we are during the opening night of the annual Honouring Utah Artists Exhibition at Alpine Art & Frame. She stands next to her "Madonna" and my abstract "Heart Space". Indeed she does.
For more about my mom's work & how much she's influenced me, read this blog post.
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.