Samantha Lesan Art
ABOUT THE ARTIST
After studying psychology, I supported survivors of trauma within various crisis centers. I witnessed that art making was therapeutic to both survivors and to myself. Art creates a wonderful visual language to process trauma and express difficult emotions beyond words. I now offer guided artmaking and writing workshops to support you on your own healing journey. My hope is that you will be inspired to create for yourself!
The Artmaking Process
Both the creation of nature and the creation of art is an act of Love.
Early on, visual expression became a growing obsession. Since childhood, the desire to create and paint to express myself was present. For years into adulthood, I painted with my hands with dramatic strokes to express the emotive colors and images in my mind. In 2017, I discovered fluid painting to be an additional outlet for self expression and actively taught myself. I strive to continue developing my painting techniques through experimentation and classes.
The colors and images in my mind are often influenced by nature and emotion. I choose color based on what resonates with me at the time or what I desire to communicate. I am often inspired by the beautiful lines, patterns and abstractions in nature, as well as theological ideas and spiritual experiences. The designs in which I move the paint are both intuitive and planned, a beautiful marriage of both control and spontaneity. I love the experience of painting fluidly and using gravity to flow and layer paint. I also layer washes of color, exploring the essence of light on paper, as light shines through clouds. I adore the endless possibilities of interacting varying viscosities of pigment into unique outcomes that mimic the natural environment.
Bent Tree Gallery
Georgetown Palace Theatre, TX
Georgetown Art Center Gift Shop, TX
Georgetown Fall Art Stroll, TX
Café Cesura, Bellevue, WA
Fremont Art Walk, Seattle, WA
Studio 229, Seattle, WA
Edmonds Art Walk, WA
Canvas Rebel Magazine Interview
Voyage Austin Magazine Interview
Artists @816, Georgetown, TX
Artspawn, Redmond, WA
Art to Heal a Heart with Ange Miller
The Becoming with Jessica Serran
University of Washington
Bachelors of Psychology
Minor in Diversity