Fear Is A Choice. I have to admit that when this canvas arrived at my studio today, I felt a little overwhelmed. This is a BIG canvas. I am a SMALL human. I feel both daunted by the journey and thrilled for the opportunity and the adventure. I think I might call this my "David & Goliath" commission.
One of my favorite large-scale corporate painting commissions at Mountain America Credit Union. Inspired by Utah colors (including a heap of metallic copper powder!) & made possible thanks to the support of Alpine Art & Frame.
In Terms of Forever
acrylic & mixed media on canvas
50 x 72 in.
I approach my canvas the same way as I approach my yoga mat: by setting an intention. My intention is to create a painting that will be a vehicle for: Abundance, Beauty, Celebration, Health & Healing, Inspiration & Love. Although these written mantras will eventually get covered up with layers of paint and texture, it is my belief that these intentions will still be felt by the viewer.
The Start of Something New: Commissioned Painting for clients in Park City, Utah.
Although my work has evolved to mostly neutral monochromes, I have a special place in my heart for the color blue.
Commission Install Success!
We just love how this large, textured, metallic, commissioned painting fits in perfectly with the sophisticated decor of this stunning Ohio home. Now this dining room is finally complete! A place to gather, offer thanks, make new memories and enjoy the company of loved ones for years to come.
In the words of the client: " I can't think of a more perfect painting for that room. It's perfect Samantha! Thank you again!"
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.
My most challenging commission panting to date! How else are we to grow if we remain within the preconceived boundaries we have created for ourselves? We miss 100% of the shots we don’t take.
I love creating custom paintings that are in complete harmony with a client's space. These tiny triptychs were made for a gorgeous remodel in one of Salt Lake City's most iconic neighborhoods: The Avenues.
Quite often, I have privy to the space (in all it's beautiful chaos) during the construction/remodel process. I love this! I feel such a huge sense of honor and responsibility to get it right, and contribute my particular hand to a client's home sanctuary.
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.