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Meet Piya Samant of Piya Samant Art

Today we’d like to introduce you to Piya Samant.

Piya (www.artbypiyali.com) creates textured paintings of Flora and Fauna in brilliant acrylic and oil colors. Her colorful depictions of dogs, cats and birds make for memorable pet portraits. Born and raised in India, Piya now resides and works out of her home studio in Auburn, Massachusetts.

Samant’s artwork is shown in exhibitions in Massachusetts including at The Aurora Gallery in Worcester and will be shown at the Fitchburg Art Museum in Summer of 2018. She is curating an art exhibition at Sprinkler Factory Gallery that will be showcased in July 2018. She has been an artist member of ArtsWorcester since 2016 and a recipient of ArtsWorcester Materials Grant 2018.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I was trained in Information Technology and spent the majority of my adult life working in tech so the transition to becoming a full-time artist was a big leap of faith. As a self-taught artist, it can be challenging at times to navigate the art world alongside formally trained artists. In an effort to grow, I am constantly learning and evolving my techniques. I have been fortunate to be surrounded by an incredible circle of people in my professional and personal life who have encouraged me to chase my passion and offered opportunities for my growth as a full-time visual artist.

Piya Samant Art – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Piya Samant Art (www.artbypiyali.com) creates customized paintings of children, pets and the occasional classic car.

In addition to pet and people portraits, I draw inspiration from the ever-changing seasons and beauty of New England to create larger than life floral paintings that are available for purchase directly from ‘Piya Samant Art’ and through local galleries.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Painting is a constantly evolving process hence my goals evolve with it. I’m motivated by my clients’ reactions when they see the finished piece; portrait of a beloved pet or a family portrait for the holidays and in some cases a cherished classic car that was passed down in the family. Brainstorming with clients and coming up with the best design for a new painting for their home or office space and then seeing it come to life in paint motivates me to create more and often.

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