Sam I am!
They say your childhood self is your true self: my true self was happy whenever I was drawing or outside in just my diapers. I studied graphic design with the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, graduating summa cum laude in 2012. After a summer internship at the Adsmith, also located in Athens, I traveled internationally for nearly a year and a half. During those travels I WWOOFed in New Zealand and Japan, bringing myself back into connection with nature through communing with the wild, growing plants, and caring for animals.
I currently live in Charlottesville, Virginia, and work as a freelance graphic designer and artist. I have recently (June 2017) juried into the McGuffey Artist Association after an amazing year as an Incubator Artist at the McGuffey Art Center in downtown Charlottesville. This June I also co-founded the Femme Union of C'ville Creatives along with sculptor Lily Erb, with the vision of bringing local female and gender-queer artists together in community. I love making art with my hands and music with my heart. I am a novice potter; I garden, knit, do yoga, and dance, play ukulele and sing, and dig creating in any way I can. Each day convinces me more and more that God, Mother Nature, Spirit, whatever title you like, is the ultimate artist, and is my greatest inspiration!