ARTIST AT WORK: Samantha Louise Marett | San Diego Branding Photographer

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"YOU ARE A COLORFUL SOUL."

Every now and then, you come across people who instantly make you feel as warm and comfortable as old friends. That's exactly how I felt when I met local artist, Samantha Louise Marett. She was open and bubbly and just had a passion for living that flows throughout her art. You can read more about her background here. 

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So I was super stoked when she invited me to come down to 1805 Gallery during her residency to see her in action! The gallery set up is like a glimpse inside her brain, with well-loved art books, mementos, and house plants scattered throughout the room.

Her art residency, titled: It's Gonna Be Okay; "aims to inspire people through intimate interactions that reveal vulnerability as a strength rather than a weakness."  Vulnerability is something I think the world needs a little more of, because only then can we understand one another's experience and grow as humans. 

The residency continues through the week and ends with a bang in the form of a exhibition on January 18th from 6-8pm.

During my visit, we chatted about her art heroes (Clyfford Still topping the list), her process, and the importance of teaching children about art at a young age. The best part was when two little artists came by and we got to watch them paint without fear, like only children can.

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Photo cred for the far right photo goes to the little guy with the paint covered hands ;)

LIVE COLORFULLY, FRIENDS

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