Featured Artist: Jeremy Sams

Gloria having fun painting Longhorns at Del Mar Fair 11 x 14 2015

"As a representational artist who works in acrylics, my primary goal is to capture on canvas the wonder and awe of God's creation along with the scene's emotional impact. In order to achieve this, it is of utmost importance for me to spend time studying and painting the particular scene on location, en plein air: to experience the sounds, the smells, the cool breeze or the humid air, and the movements of wind and shadows. All of these elements play a role in the emotional reaction we may have to a particular place. I'm most often moved by the dance of light and shadow in a scene along with the varying color temperatures in the atmosphere that fills the space between the object and myself.

I try with every finished work to maintain the integrity of the scene, while at the same time, breathing life into it. The challenge is often not to recreate every little detail, but to merely offer a suggestion so as to not lose the primary focus. If I can do this and achieve a desired emotional reaction within the viewer, then I consider it a successful painting."

Jeremy is currently a member of the North Carolina Plein Air Painters, Triad Outdoor Painters, Charlotte Plein Air Painters, and Plein Air Carolina.

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Paintings by Jeremy Sams:

"David Street Nocturne"
8" x 10" acrylic

"Finding Shelter"
24" x 30" acrylic

"Happy New Year"
10" x 8" acrylic

"Through the Woods at Reynolda"
10" x 8" acrylic

"High Noon at the Cooper Farm"
8" x 10" acrylic

"Home on the Range"
9" x 12" acrylic


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