SAVAGEARTSHOW

ARTIST- S. EDWARDS

AGE- 27

LOCATION- TEMPE, AZ

MEDIUM- WATERCOLOR (PORTRAITS), OIL/WATER MIXABLE OIL/ACRYLIC,

MISC- WOOD WORKING/DESIGN, MURAL PAINTING/DESIGN, GRAPHIC DESIGN/LOGO DESIGN, INTERIOR DESIGN/INTERIOR HOUSE PAINTING

SUBJECT FOCUS- THE HUMAN CONDITION, SATIRE, GRUNGE, FIGURATIVE ART, AND PORTRAITURE,

 

AVAILABLE FOR COMMISSION ORDERS- CUSTOM WATERCOLOR, OIL, ACRYLIC WORKS, INTERIOR HOME DESIGN AND PAINTING AND MURAL PLANNING/DESIGN AND PAINTING.  

ACCOMPLISHMENTS-  LEGAL COPYWRIGHT FOR "SAVAGE MEETS SIMONIS" POOL FELT CANVAS DESIGN 2019, OFFICIAL CONTESTANT IN THE TOM HOWARD/MARGARET REID NATIONAL POETRY CONTEST (WINNERS ANNOUNCED 2021) AND, A PUBLISHED POETRY BOOK "THE MISSING SOCK" AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW ON BLURB.COM 

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Artist biography

MY NAME IS SAMANTHA EDWARDS. I AM 27 YEARS OLD AND CURRENTLY WORKING OUT OF TEMPE ARIZONA. NEW TO THE ART INDUSTRY THOUGH HAVING AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF BUSINESS AND SUCCESS FROM MY COMMUNITY. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN DRAWN TO ANY FORM OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION THOUGH IT WASN'T UNTIL LATE 2018, COMING OUT OF AN EXTREMELY PAINFUL DIVORCE AND GEOGRAPHIC RELOCATION, I DECIDED I WOULDN'T SPEND ANOTHER MINUTE OF MY LIFE DOING SOMETHING THAT DIDN'T FULFILL ME. FOR 10 MONTHS STRAIGHT I WENT TO THE BARNES AND NOBLE NEARBY FROM OPEN TO CLOSE. I POURED MYSELF INTO EVERY  ART INSTRUCTION AND EDUCATION BOOK, READ THEM IN THE STARBUCKS, AND STARTED PUTTING WHAT I LEARNED INTO APPLICATION. IT WASN'T LONG UNTIL I BECAME FAMILIAR WITH THE ENTIRE STAFF, AND THE LOCAL REGULARS WHO SHOWED ENDLESS ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT. A FEW MONTHS INTO MY B&N EXPERIENCES I HAD A HEALTHY COLLECTION OF FINISHED ART PIECES STACKED BESIDE ME. IT WAS THERE I MET A WOMAN, ALSO A WORKING ARTIST, WHO REQUESTED TO PURCHASE ONE OF THE PAINTINGS IN MY COLLECTION. SURPRISED AND FLATTERED, I ASKED $5.0O, SHE PAID ME $100.00 AND SINCE THEN, I'VE BEEN OFF TO THE RACES! IN JUST A FEW YEARS I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY CREATED MY ARTIST PERSONA AND THE SAVAGEART BRAND, BUILT A VIRTUAL PRESENCE, PARTICIPATED IN 3 WELL KNOWN LOCAL ART SHOWS, FILLED OVER 100 COMMISSION ORDERS IN VARIOUS MEDIUMS, SOLD JUST AS MANY OF MY OWN ORIGINAL PIECES AND OBTAINED A COPYWRIGHT FOR MY POOL-FELT CANVAS DESIGN "SAVAGE MEETS SIMONIS". 

LOOKING FORWARD, MY FUTURE IS PROMISING. THE RECENT PANDEMIC DID SLOW MY PRODUCTION CONSIDERABLY, BUT I HAVE REGAINED MY FOCUS AND FOUND INCREDIBLE AMOUNTS OF INSPIRATION. I ALSO, OUT OF NECESSITY, BEGAN EXPANDING MY REACH VIRTUALLY! SO FAR, I HAVE HAD GREAT SUCCESS AND FEEDBACK THROUGH MY ONLINE TWITCH.TV CHANNEL. I LIVE STREAM MY PAINTING SESSIONS, AND HAVE RECENTLY GRADUATED TO 'AFFILIATE' STATUS, WHICH MEANS I NOW OFFER MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTIONS AND VIEWERS CAN SHOW THEIR SUPPORT THROUGH VIRTUAL DONATIONS! 

I FEEL CONFIDENT IN MY VAST PROGRESS IN THE ART INDUSTRY, AND AM EXCITED TO SEE WHAT VENTURES I DECIDE TO TAKE ON NEXT! AS WELL AS SELLING MY COMPLETED WORK ON THIS WEBSITE, I AM ALSO ACCEPTING COMMISSIONED ORDERS VIA EMAIL, AND I ENCOURAGE ANYONE INTERESTED IN GETTING A CUSTOM PIECE, TO REACH OUT, AND ASK FOR A QUOTE. I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO WORK WITH ANY IDEA YOU MAY HAVE!