Acrylic Mixed Media on Recycled Surfboard
Original Art Work
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Born in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, California, Samantha Nicoletti is an artist and designer with a passion for mental health awareness who believes in celebrating the beautiful journey of inner healing. Her mission is creating works of art intended to inspire, imbibing life, light, and love into all she does.Art has always been prevalent in Samantha’s life, having been traditionally trained in oil, acrylic, and watercolor since age five, Samantha continued on to earn her B.F.A in Advertising with an emphasis in Art Direction at Pasadena, California's renowned Art Center College of Design. Her skill set traverses over multiple disciplines ranging from digital work and set decorating for film/ TV to illustration and classic artistry.Today Samantha explores and experiments with a variety of mediums and textures by using a colorful array of acrylics, pen, ink, and modeling paste. Her work include subjects found in the rainforest, ocean, tropical jungles, and various ecological communities around the world. Her signature style is created by dark tonal backgrounds and exaggerated pops of colorful foreground images, capturing the essence of the beautiful symbiotic relationship between light and dark: one giving canvas to the other’s expression.