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Samantha Lesan Art

ABOUT THE ARTIST

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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. 

 

Shows

CURRICULUM VITAE 
 

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GALLERY REPRESENTATION

2022

Bent Tree Gallery

Wimberly, TX

GROUP EXHIBITS

2022

Georgetown Palace Theatre, TX

Georgetown Art Center Gift Shop, TX

2021

Georgetown Fall Art Stroll, TX

SOLO EXHIBITS

2020

Café Cesura, Bellevue, WA

Fremont Art Walk, Seattle, WA​

2019

Studio 229, Seattle, WA

Edmonds Art Walk, WA​

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Canvas Rebel Magazine Interview

canvasrebel.com/meet-samantha-lesan/

Voyage Austin Magazine Interview

voyageaustin.com/interview/check-out-samantha-lesans-story

 

ARTIST STUDIOS

2021-2022

Artists @816, Georgetown, TX

2020

Artspawn, Redmond, WA

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Art to Heal a Heart with Ange Miller

The Becoming with Jessica Serran

EDUCATION

2011

University of Washington

Bachelors of Psychology

Minor in Diversity

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