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samantha dasilva

Beneath her amiable personality burns a fervent fire to express life through art and dialogue. Samantha daSilva is a professional artist and educator, living and working in Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
Born in Santos, Brazil, daSilva was influenced at an early age by her copiously artistic family. Her grandmother, a portrait artist, her aunt, an accomplished jewelry designer, and her mother, a water colorist, all influenced daSilva to experiment with a variety of mediums.
 
Upon graduating High School, daSilva opted out of attending art school for a career path that was “safer” and more “secure”. But life has a magnetic force that pulls you back to where you are supposed to be. Ten years and an array of tumultuously revelatory experiences led her back to her initial love: art.
 
Intent on making up for lost time, daSilva dedicated herself full-time to creating and teaching art. Her passion for abstract painting has manifested itself through prolific expressions of art on canvas and varying media. Since ’08, daSilva’s work has been exhibited in over 100 group and solo exhibitions including HGTV's Love it or List It!, a collaboration with Schoolhouse in Portland, OR, and a cover feature in Dote Magazine.
 
As an educator, daSilva has instructed at various public & private institutions across the United States, Hawaii, Canada, and France.