My name is Samantha Eio and I am a self-taught landscape artist who works in acrylic and watercolor paint. I enjoy the challenge of capturing the space or feeling of a place through drawing and painting. I am inspired by the natural world – forests, trails, the sky, the ocean, sunlight and shadows. I am also moved by the dichotomy of the fast-paced world we live in and the struggle to find peace and stillness within. I work to portray this in creating a sense of movement with my brushstrokes and lines, along with a sense of calm through my choice of subject, paint colors and tones. My paintings feature meaningful locations from throughout New England. I hope my artwork makes you, the viewer or collector, want to get outdoors and to explore.

Originally, I am from Northern New Jersey and now I reside outside of Boston, MA. I hold a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University, and draw on my architectural background often for my artwork. I am a member of the Natick Art Association, the Wellesley Society of Artists, the Dedham Art Association and the Newton Art Association. My work has been exhibited in multiple locations throughout the Metrowest Boston area. When not painting, I enjoy trail running, playing the piano, and listening to way too many audiobooks. Thank you for visiting my site!

Why make art?

“Art is and always has been the thing that sustains us. It is the thing that gives us language that we don’t otherwise have the vocabulary for. It is the thing that connects us around this common moment, this common feeling, this common melody.”

– Clint Smith III