Samantha Gerrit, originally born in Vancouver, BC spent most of her life in the Okanagan Valley. In April of 2013, she graduated from the University of British Columbia Okanagan and obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. With a major in Visual Studies and a minor in Art History, Samantha primarily focused her studies on painting and photography.
Samantha’s passion is derived from nature and the spiritual connection she experiences outdoors. Since she can remember, there has been a gravitational pull from nature to her soul, especially in the presence of mountains. Unable to fully describe this spiritual connection through words, Samantha has found her voice through painting. Her painting has not only lead her on a spiritual journey with nature, but also a journey of self-discovery and expression of her true self.
Over the past few years Samantha’s paintings have evolved series by series, however the subject matter always stays the same; revolving around local areas that have inspired her, depicted in abstract form. Another occurring characteristic is the use of bold and bright colours, and her signature trademark “organic pours” a technique Samantha has developed from years of experimenting with paint and different medias to create her one-of-a-kind artwork.
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