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

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My Irish Favorites

My Irish Favorites

This was grading week so my painting had to wait, but I did take the time to look up some of my favorite digital paintings from my trip to Ireland several years ago. I hope you will enjoy  Ireland through my paintings and share the joy I felt in the trip and while I painted them. The original photos were shot from a Canon 5D camera.

I also took the time last week to do an interview with Fran McGrogan of Stand Curious. We talked about creativity and my insights into painting. I had a wonderful time and hope you all enjoy it too.

Her website is about the Stand Curious Podcast for those of us with some leisure time available, who have a natural curiosity and who love to be presented with new ideas.  I am one of those with an enthusiasm for life, experience and involvement.

Dublin Harbor Ireland


My granddaughter and I used CIE Tours to see Ireland. Our guide had a wonderful sense of humor and delightful stories of Ireland. I even got to kiss the Blarney Stone.

We started in Dublin and I loved Dublin Harbor. This digital painting turned out to be on the abstract side instead of my usual realism as you see in the featured image, Kylemore Abby, which is an ink and watercolor painting.

I tend to gravitate to the wildlife, be it horses, dogs, wolves or other wild animals.  This digital painting of the horses with the Standing Stones in the background is one of my favorite paintings.

Horses in Ireland

Irish Castle

When one goes to Ireland you must include the castles and this was one of my favorites.

I also loved the flowers and palm trees and other greenery. I don’t remember what these flowers were called but I had to paint them when I got home.

Ireland In Pink 7948In Dublin the Temple Bar area was a favorite. There are other paintings of Ireland added to the Ireland Gallery.
Temple Bar


Take time to enjoy the beauty around you. You can always find one thing of beauty in a day if you look. Let your creativity flow. Let me know what you think about the paintings and what would you like to see. Safe journeys, I’ll see you 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