illustration


A year ago I had no idea of what I was in for when I signed up for my first pattern class! There are so many different avenues that have opened up for me, illustration being one of them. 

 

I do owe a lot to the classes I've taken through Make Art That Sells. Their programs are amazing! I've been through Bootcamp and Mats A, both I highly recommend if you are interested in surface design. I do plan on taking the rest of them next year in 2018 but first I need to finish off this year!

 

I am now finding my illustrations and patterns coming together to form something totally new. I love this forever evolving process! It really is true to worry less about the destination and focus more on the journey.  There is just so much to enjoy.

 

Even if only for making patterns sake, I would say that a daily practice of illustration or drawing is extremely important. It will help you make the most out of your motifs, emphasize your unique talent and stand out with your designs.

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Sam began her creative journey as a young child with a love for colorful acrylics and folksy style imagery. Creating whimsical and happy art has since become part of her regular process. Currently exploring watercolor and gouache as mediums, she's always seeking new challenges that will help her grow as an artist.

 

Sam's illustrations have been featured at Print & Pattern and Swatch & Repeat. They have also been published in both Uppercase and Teen Breathe magazine. 

 

Art doesn't stop at illustration or painting for this quirky gal. New textile art will be available this year! Super fun embroidery and punch needle kits are now in completion mode.  

The one thing that you will find ties all of her work together is her originality and the way that she executes each piece. There's a ton of love and care that goes into it all, down to the very last detail.

 

Sam finds gratitude in every day that she has another opportunity to make more art and create pretty things for a living. A favorite spot to sit and ponder future projects is her garden. Unless it happens to be winter, in which case you will find her at her desk, wrapped up in a warm sweater, sipping a large cup of tea. 

 

Besides the creative stuff, Sam loves taking naps, hanging out at the beach and Netflix binging. Currently, she resides in Pitt Meadows, BC with her husband, their three daughters and fur babies, Pepper and Nick.

 

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