Sami's Art has evolved from many years of varied experiences and experimentation in different forms of art.

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Florida Vacation

Florida Vacation

Last week I visited a friend in Naples Florida and had a wonderful time visiting the Everglades and walking on Barefoot Beach looking for shells. I took my little camera and was able to use it for the first time since my accident, September 23, 2014. It was so much fun and I got some great photos which I played with all weekend. The featured image is an untouched photograph, but the others I played with in Photoshop and Painter. I usually go for more realistic art but really liked my abstract stork this week.alligatorhead

No visit to the Everglades would be complete without an alligator picture and this one was sitting right on the edge of the road just asking for us to take pictures. And there were birds of every kind.


My small camera is an Olympus OM-D. I took two lenses, a 45-200mm and a 12-50mm.

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I think this photo of the Great White Heron is my favorite although Barefoot Beach is a close second.

A walk on a beach wouldn’t be complete without a conchconch shell shell. I didn’t realize there were so many different varieties.



barefootbeach_01_001The day was perfect and you could see forever. I hope you enjoy.  Safe journeys until we meet next week.

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I reside in Northeast Ohio after traveling from coast to coast and living in both rural and metropolitan areas from Los Angeles to New York and of course the Midwest. I am a third generation artist and have been painting since the early 1960s. I have always cared deeply about animals, both domestic and wild, and the preservation of endangered species, has always been a concern as well. Most recently, I was involved in animal rescue work, finding homes for over 11,000 dogs and cats over the previous 12 years. It's only natural then, that I am drawn to animals and nature for my art subjects. I have also explored the metaphysical including creative imagination, Reiki, crystal healing, tai chi, feng shui and yoga and feel they add depth to my art as well. By creating an emotional connection for the viewer I hope my artwork will create concern and compassion for our natural world and its wild inhabitants, and help stimulate conservation efforts. My love of historic buildings and their conservation led me to doing the house portraits and my architectural works