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Sam Chapman

I’ve been an activist in politics, law and journalism, working for change. I’ve also explored spiritual traditions and meaning in life as a born-again Christian teenager, adult Presbyterian elder, and student of Soto Zen for the past 15years.The world of art exploded for me when I travelled through Western Europe as a student on a Eurail pass and was entranced by Goya, Titian, Raphael, Rembrandt, Chagall, van Gogh, Munch, Michelangelo, Bernini and many more. My approach to art is based in the life I have lived and comes from my view of the world as a place for human connection and individuation, filled with endless surprises, beauty, and the full spectrum of possibilities. My painting is an on going exploration of what we see and what we might see with an altered perspective. Some of it focuses on contemporary issues. Much of it is an exploration of reimagined landscapes, possibilities and people. I’m grateful for the colorful and ever-changing drama of life that I feel privileged to witness.


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