Hi hi! I am Samantha, a self taught watercolor and mixed media artist behind Samantha Tang Studios. I grew up in Canada but moved to the other side of the world for love. I happily married my nerdy Dutch boy and have been living in the Netherlands since 2015.
My second biggest leap of faith was to quit my job and start my own creative business on my birthday in 2021! The first being my heart-lead decision to move to the Netherlands, only after meeting my husband 6 months prior. Wowwwie, talk about YOLO, I must have been in love or something.
MY CREATIVE JOURNEY
It all started with a feeling, the feeling of freedom. For the longest time I was waiting for someone to give me permission to be free to do what I want.
I have been living in fear for most of my life without even acknowledging it. Fear of being judged, fear of not becoming successful and fear of just failing. So I stayed in my comfort zone and did the 9 to 5 like a responsible human.
BUT here's the magic guys... once I made the decision to do things for me, to change my mindset to gratitude and abundance, something clicked!
I felt the release, the joy, the peace. I felt so free and closer to myself then I had even been since I was a child.
I will continue to enjoy my creative process because my creativity is totally worth investing in and it is such an honour to be able to share it with you all.
FUN STUFF ABOUT ME!
Did you know that I took up figure skating again as an adult, yes I threw shame out the door and competed in skating competitions with kids younger than half my age.
I am deathly afraid of heights but I continue to go bouldering. It's seriously as much of a mental strength training as it is a physical one.
I've got a thing about simplifying and tidying up, and I definitely follow the Marie Kondo style of folding all my clothes.
Below some pictures of me hiking in nature, painting in nature, my home studio and my Swan Market Stand.
During spring of 2023 I decided to partner up with Swan. It's a concept store where small business such as myself can sell their stuff. So now you can also buy my art from the Swan store in Utrecht, and very recently I also opened a store in Delft :)
They have stores in the major cities in the Netherlands. If you have any suggestions for other similar concept stores, please let me know, I'm open to all suggestions :)
Also, my art prints are also on sale through the Etsy platform. Here's the link: https://samanthatangstudios.etsy.com
SWAN STORES & ETSY
INTERVIEW WITH CANVAS REBEL
During the summer of 2023 I was interviewed by the Canvas Rebel Magazine. It's my first interview article ever! I was nervous, but it was a great experience, and I'm happy that the interview is published and live :)
You can read the interview here:
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