Augusta Handmade Fair

Our Spring Event is on May 4th from 12-4pm.

PAINTED PETS

Local art

Meet The artist

WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?
Hey friends! I’m Samantha, an animal loving artist from Augusta, GA. I hand paint custom pet portraits for fellow pet lovers like me!

DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.
Painted Pets are realistic styled portraits and each one is custom made. When creating a portrait, I typically print a picture out for a size reference and take measurements of the pet’s profile to sketch an outline. I then mix acrylic paints to find the pet’s correct color shades. I paint a base, then add shading, apply a top coat, and finish it off with some detailing.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
My two dogs Zoey and Callie!

FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.
I love old films and history.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.
My favorite thing is the connection and relationships made in the downtown community. I have gained so many friendships since working in Downtown Augusta. You can always count on seeing a familiar, friendly face!

WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?
Coming SoonI love the start to finish process and watching my paintings come to life after starting on just a blank canvas. I find painting as a way to relax, and to have fun!

WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?
Don’t doubt yourself. If you think you can do it, you can.