Samantha paints with acrylic paint, inks, and salts. The fluidity in her paintings exudes energy and evokes raw emotion through the use of color, texture, and space. Her process is fast, messy, and intuitive. She draws inspiration from turning everyday items into peculiar tools and intriguing mediums.
Samantha’s work has been shown in The Orphanage Gallery; Dayton Ohio: 2018, 2019, The Annex Art Space, 2019, The Incubator Gallery: 2020 and hangs in multiple private collections. In September 2019 Samantha curated the show "Then And Now; The Evolution of Women Artist" at The Orphanage, in Dayton Ohio. The group show featured 23 women artists of varying media, from across the Greater Miami Valley. Samantha is co-curating “Artist United: Dayton Ohio Group Show” at The Orphanage Gallery, set to open March 6, 2020. The show will feature artwork from over fourty artists. 2020 is her third year as a co-chair on the ARTFest of Miami Valley board. ARTFest of Miami Valley is an interactive, one-day celebration of all things creative and takes place in Beavercreek, Ohio.
Samantha attended Wright State University to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education and Social Work. She worked as an educator, life skills coach, and adult services provider for adults and children living with special needs, for over ten years. During that time, she developed adaptive clerical job positions within Warren County’s admin office for adults with disabilities and carried out lessons and behavior plans for families with kids on the Autism Spectrum. Samantha has organized numerous fundraiser events including a large scale Golf Drive for a local non-profit education and resource center, and founded a small business; Hang Loose Painting.
Samantha is the creative director and instructor of Hang Loose Painting. For over three years, she has traveled the Miami Valley with paints and canvas to deliver fun step by step instruction to corporate events, community get-togethers, family, church functions and more.