Babylon Village Arts Council Art by the Falls Featured Artist Samantha Hernandez
A South Shore native, with a couple of Manhattan and Brooklyn living spurts sprinkled in, Samantha has been picking up a pencil to draw since before she can remember. Her grandmother, however, can recall further back and even has a framed piece of paper that was the first of the many, many, many, sketches to come. Taking this passion for putting pencil to paper to create a window for others to see the world through her eyes, she has molded herself into the artist many recognize today with the “SamSketches” moniker.
With a growing number of book titles, eBooks, coloring books available via the iTunes store, Amazon, and BN.com (or by email request: firstname.lastname@example.org) she has independently established herself as both an author and illustrator. Her endeavors as a graphic designer have opened Samantha’s work up to being exposed in multiple platforms around the country as well as internationally: whether it has been on items distributed on the streets of Astoria, on billboards of Georgian expressways, or merchandise available all the way in Japan. Locally, she has an over-sized graphic canvas print with permanent residency hanging in the dining room at the restaurant “Swept Away” of Bay Shore.
Never straying from her roots as a fine artist, Samantha has been privately commissioned to create art ranging in genre from abstract paintings to realistically rendered family and pet portraits since her high school years. With thanks to a youthful appearance courtesy of genetics and healthy lifestyle, a person may not realize the previous statement locks her in to about 12 years as an artist for hire. Her admiration for nature and design can be seen in each of these works hanging in homes all over New York State – from the Hamptons, to Brooklyn to Albany – as well as across the country to the state of Washington.
For more information on her ongoing undertakings in the arts visit SamSketches.com
Babylon Village Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Community support enable BVAC to present cultural art programs throughout the year to the Long Island community. Programs are made possible in part through grants from Suffolk County, New York State Council of the Arts and through Nassau and Suffolk Counties in partnership with Huntington Arts Council, sponsorships, partnerships, donations and memberships.
Babylon Village Arts Council P.O. Box 141 Babylon Village, New York 11702 631.669.1810