Samantha Lesan Art

About the Artist

Abstract expression has been a growing obsession since childhood - the desire to create and paint to express myself. For years into adulthood, I painted with my hands with dramatic strokes to express the colors and images in my mind. In 2017, I discovered fluid painting to be an additional outlet for self expression and actively taught myself. In addition, I strive to continue developing my painting techniques by experimentation and attending various art classes.

The colors and images in my mind are often influenced by emotion, music and nature. I choose color based on the emotion I am currently feeling or desire to communicate. In addition, I am often inspired by the beautiful lines and patterns in nature, as well as philosophical 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. There are endless possibilities to interact varying viscosities of pigment into unique outcomes that mimic the natural environment. I enjoy sharing my pieces and hope they foster a connection with you.

 

After studying psychology at the University of Washington, I spent the next eight years supporting survivors of trauma within social and crisis services in Seattle. These men and women inspired me as they shared their stories of escaping danger and allowed me to be present while they learned to create a life in which they are safe to pursue their dreams. They, as well as my own personal story of transformation, have inspired me to create art which celebrates being alive and thriving.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2011

University of Washington

Bachelors of Psychology

Minor in Diversity

Solo Exhibitions

2020

Cafe Cesura, Bellevue, WA

Fremont Art Walk, Seattle, WA

2019

Studio 229, Seattle, WA

Edmonds Art Walk, WA

 

Samantha Lesan Art