Samantha Rueter is a twenty-something year old artist living in Charleston, south carolina
Born and raised in a small town north of New York City, Sam spent most of her early childhood days building forts in the woods and exploring her family's favorite hiking trails. Since she can remember, her father, who graduated with a BFA years before, was always creating the spark of curiosity and passion for the colorful world around her.
Years later, Sam completed her bachelors degree with a double major in both the Fine Arts and Education. For her, implementing a passion for the creative process into other's lives allows the gifts of interaction, interpretation, connection, and most importantly, reflection. After five years of being in the classroom, Sam left her teaching career to begin creating full time.
Working primarily with paints and mixed media, Sam does not define herself as an Art Educator, but as an artist and an advocate.
She finds the heart of her inspiration in nature and the exploration of culture. Through traveling, observing, and immersing, she finds herself relating all forms life to a color, form, or texture. Looking and capturing the world through her favorite lens and sketchbook, Sam works to engage abstract thoughts with structured, realistic shapes found in every day life.