“Although new to the professional fine art world, I’m not new to art in all its forms.”
Samantha Inman is a self-taught abstract-expressionist artist. She dabbles in a variety of mediums from sketch to oil and watercolor, however, her main medium choice is acrylic on canvas.
42 is inspired by the idea of order and chaos in colors and how they interact with each other.
Jackson Pollock is a main influence in much of her current work as can be seen in her action painting and "splatter" effect. Her expressionism reflects more of a perspective versus the truthful reality.
HH-24 is an Abstract-Expressionism piece painted in hues inspired by the galactic phenomena of the same designation in the Hubble telescope photographic archive. The piece is given additional texture with an iridescent to simulate the stardust in the galaxy and stitched with metallic thread.
Her identifying style involves the work of stitching the canvases back together and is a metaphor for a number of things that she wants to have her audience contemplate. This is why she also doesn't name, but rather numbers, a large portion of her current work.
Samantha wants to create a style of art that is unique in the art world but forming that concept was a journey in and of itself.
Although new to the professional fine art world, she is not new to art in all its forms.
Samantha graduated Cum Laude from California State University San Bernardino with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts. She continues to pursue her passion in the arts with art, acting and photography. When not actively working in one form she was working in another. Her work in photography has been seen in galleries across the United States and in Athens' Blank Wall Gallery in multiple exhibitions. She has also been awarded a Social Conscious Award from Contemporary Art Gallery online, was in the top 75 photos with Camelback Gallery, and is a three-time participant of the Chania International Photography Festival.
1190 is inspired by the textures and colors of metal and what neon looks like on metallic hues.
Skidmore College Alumni Art Exhibit* Saratoga Springs, NY
This piece is inspired by the sunset and the halo effect on a clear twilight or sunset when you can see the colors all around the horizon.
Samantha wants to create a style of art that is unique in the art world but forming that concept was a journey in and of itself. She taught herself from a young age to paint and sketch and quickly took to the different mediums and experimented for many years in an ongoing learning curve. She continues to read many art books and studies many artists to teach herself everything from one- and two-point perspective to depth in color theory.
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This piece is named after the Pantone hues for metallic copper and gold. It is inspired by the contrast and texture between matte black and metallic hues. It is the companion piece to 873-877.
While in her teens Samantha briefly studied under the watercolor artist, Helen Veatch, while painting her first wall mural in acrylic at the age of thirteen. She experimented with her first unique work in her late teens and knew she had found her niche. This piece is 1010. This was the first of her style within abstract-expressionism. It's a self-described whimsical mix of abstract chunks of canvas stuck together with expressions in hand-stitched purpose and the meaning is left to the individual viewer.
This piece is named after the Pantone hues for metallic silver and bronze. It is a companion piece to 872-876 and inspired by the contrast and texture between matte black and metallic hues.