"In contrast to the etherealness of emotion, Samantha also infuses the concreteness of place into her paintings by using local, natural materials. “There’s been a lot of movement in my life,” says Samantha. “Another theme that has been constant in my work is home and belonging. Incorporating the environment into my pieces is a way to feel like I belong to where I am and to tell a story on the canvas about place.”
To celebrate and connect to the Utah landscape, Samantha uses the area’s unique red dirt, local sawdust, and salt from the Great Salt Lake to add texture and interest to her paintings."
Danielle Vigueria, Western Home Journal | Park City, UT
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