Today we’d like to introduce you to Samantha Gottlich.
Samantha, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Throughout my life, I’ve used art to express myself. I play guitar and sing. I’ve published poems and copywrote and directed plays. I’ve acted in musicals and modeled. About a year ago, I was in the hospital for a heart procedure and was diagnosed with Lupus and Chronic Pericarditis.
From there, I decided to use my pain and struggle to create art. I began NROR ART ( or No Rhyme or Reason Art) that tells the story of struggles and triumphs. I paint on canvases, create pins and buttons (Pinning is Winning), make jewelry and glasses (Glasses by Gottlich), and I’ve recently started a line of clothing that’s eco-friendly and body positive.
Has it been a smooth road?
I wouldn’t say it’s been a smooth road, I’d say it’s been a game of hopscotch. I’ve thankfully had so much support from family, friends, and members of the modeling, photography and art community to support me. I began being public with NROR ART in March and since then, I’ve received overwhelming support from Boston to Tampa. I think the struggles I face are internal and can disrupt my path but due to the support I receive, I steer back on course!
So, as you know, we’re impressed with NEOR ART – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
NROR ART is a collection of art and wearable art. I create paintings on canvases and wood that I showcase and sell. These pieces tell the story of my relationship with my disease. I sell and showcases these paintings in Boston and Florida. I also create my accessories and clothing. My pins and buttons are hand painted. My glasses are unique and handmade. I have pairs like “Pizza Princess” and “Donut Fuck With Me Ok” pairs. My jewelry is also hand painted.
I also began my body positive and eco-friendly clothing collection which acts as a vessel to show my pins, glasses, and other accessories. I have a background in modeling and my paintings gave me the confidence to learn how to sew and create a line of my own. I’m currently working on other pieces of purses and shoes, too. I think my most known creation of mine are my pins and buttons. I’ve received a tremendous amount of support for them and have sold many throughout MA and FL.
My buttons and pins say things we’re hesitant to say. I have a pride collection (with pins like “Trans Lives Matter”, pride flags and more), I have a Sex Positive collection (with pins like “Keep it Kinky”, “Choke Me”, “Support Your Local Sex Worker” and more), my Lupus awareness series donates a portion of Lupus research ( pins like “I’m not fat I’m on prednisone” and more).
I have a total of over 200 painted pins but my favorite has to be my vocal collection because I have pins like “Fuck Ya Ball Sack” and other phrases. I also do portraits of people on pins as well as vaginas. I’m not a shy or traditional person and I love to convey that with all my forms of art. I want people to say “WTF” in other adoration or disgust.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love how Boston embraces art. Whether it’s fashion or food, Boston is proud of individualism. What I like least about Boston is how everyone forgets how to drive the minute the weather isn’t sunny.
- Pins and buttons range from $1-$15
- Website: Samanthagottlich.com
- Email: Nrorart@gmail.com
- Instagram: Nrorart
- Facebook: Samantha Gottlich
- Other: @Samantha Gottlich (2nd isntgram)
Ken Light, Michaela Salvo