samantha blue artist

Featured artist spotlight: Samantha Blue.

Featured artist spotlight: Samantha Blue.

Opening Reception: Samantha Blue | Friday March 23 | 6 to 9 pm | Taylor Lee Jazz Trio

samantha blue artistSamantha Blue, also known as Samantha Miller, received her BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010. Samantha worked as a freelance illustrator in New York City and Charlotte, NC. She discovered Painting with a Twist, and made her entrepreneurial art dreams a reality.

Samantha’s style focuses on realism, often with excruciating detail. Her subject matter often consists of pet portraits and Wilmington’s beautiful outdoor landscapes. Samantha Blue’s abstract style arises out of her desire to have “fun” art, returning to the basics of color, movement, and composition. She wants to let go of the control she felt like she was forcing on her paintings. Playing around with fluid acrylics started as a fun weekend project, and turned into a very messy daily obsession.

Fast forward a year, and she’s still trying to “control her chaos”, slowly letting go, while finding a purpose within the mess.