Samyak “Sam” Yamauchi is  a mostly self-taught painter who came to painting in 2013 after many years of working with glass mosaics. She is inspired by color and the deeply soulful, discovery process of being in the moment with the materials and the imagery as it arises.  Her approach is part contemplation, part intuition, and a whole lot of playing around until she knows it’s “right”.

Sam is a Portland Open Studios artist and board member. She and her art have been featured on Oregon Art Beat and in solo and group gallery exhibitions.  She has art in the Guardino Gallery shop and is represented by RiverSea Gallery in Astoria.

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