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

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From Alaska to France

From Alaska to France

Seals In Alaska

This week was in between my classes and I relaxed and just played with my art. Although I usually use my own photography, the seal painting is from a friend and I had a lot of fun painting it in digital watercolors over a sketch. The original photo was taken while they were on vacation in Alaska. I loved the colors that came out and the slightly abstract view.

Monetwaterlilies03I also had time to look through the photos I took while in France several years ago. I have chosen several to paint and have two digital paintings that are digital watercolor which I painted from a detailed sketch first. They are from Monet’s garden in France.wheelbarrowmonet2bfinal

Let me know what you think of my paintings. Take time to enjoy the beauty around you. You can always find one thing of beauty in each day if you look.  Let your creativity flow.  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