I’ve been asked wether teaching my painting techniques & philosophies has created my own competition. Honest answer? Maybe. However, I continue to teach because not doing my part to create positive change in my tiny corner of the universe would be a super waste of resources.
Participants walk away from my workshops changed, inspired, happier & less afraid. What else are we here for but to share our bounty with others & raise the vibration of our incredible planet?! Thank you @uofulifelonglearning for giving us the opportunity to paint fearless.
Sign up for my 6-week workshop at the University of Utah March 4 - April 8, 2020. Only 2 Spots Left!
Guess who came by the studio to experience Fearless Abstract Painting? If this dynamic duo looks familiar, it's probably because you've seen them on TV on Good Things Utah.
Lucie + Gray are authentic beauties on the inside & on the outside. I am supper thrilled to have had the opportunity to create with them today & to be featured on their first IGTV story. Coming Soon @lucieandgray
The friendship & hospitality I have felt from the staff & students at the Sonoma Community Center is legendary. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! You make it easy for me to keep coming back. I am told that the next workshop I should teach here is Painting BIG, Painting Fearless. I'll keep you posted!
Join me on March 14 & 15 at Arts Benicia for more Fearless Abstract Painting.
SAMANTHA DASILVA FINE ART PRESENTS
| MODERM METALS |
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.
Samantha daSilva | Fine Art turns 12 today! Every year on this day, I made the tradition to read my Artist Statement to see if it still fits. It still fits. A huge & heartfelt Thank You to everyone who's contributed & supported me on this journey - We are intrinsically connected, and I could not have done this without you.
When you shake a snow globe, the flakes rise up excitedly and slowly settle to the ground. Not in the same spots they were before, but in new pockets of peace. This analogy is one that I think of often when it comes to our experiences on the Big Island of Hawaii post volcanic eruption and consequent move to Salt Lake City, Utah.
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.
My mom is a seriously talented artist. For as long as I can recall, she has encouraged me to indulge my creative disposition. I recognize that I owe so much of who I am and what I've accomplished to her encouragement & support. My dad also deserves to be credited here - for different reasons, but I'll honor him in a different post.
It's been a dream of mine for quite some time to participate in an art show with my mom. Finally the opportunity has arrived! Join us on Friday, December 7th from 6 - 9 pm at Alpine Art & Frame for their Annual Honoring Utah Artists Exhibition. Our paintings are wildly different, but hanging my work next to my mom's is an honor, a privilege, and quite literally a dream come true for me.
Check out my mom's work here: https://giseledasilvafineart.weebly.com/
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.