Grasslands Featured Artist
Sam is a grade 11 student from BCHS. She was nominated by Ms. Murphy because, “she is a clever, kind, and talented young artist, who is wise beyond her years and passionate about her artistic endeavors.”
Sam is a self-taught artist. In 7th grade, when she was bored, she began sketching and designing. Her first memorable piece was a drawing of rose tattoo. Her inspiration comes from life experiences and close friends. Her art teacher, Mrs. Carmichael, has also been a positive influence by providing her with direction and constructive feedback.
Sam is best known for her unique and thought-provoking acrylic paintings that feature people with symbolic images in place of facial features. She draws inspiration from Surrealist artwork which features unnatural juxtapositions and combinations of objects that produce dream-like images. When working in class, Sam freely becomes a source of inspiration for those around her.
Art helps Sam to relax and de-stress, as well as acts as an outlet to express herself artistically. She plans to continue to pursue art as a hobby in the future, on her way to becoming a medical examiner.
Artist’s Quote: “Don’t copy others, branch out, experiment and find your own unique style.”
You can check out a selection of her work online at: Grasslands Featured Artist