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1. Can you give the readers a bio about who you are, where you’re from, what you do, etc?
My name is Samantha Hogue. I grew up in Olympia Washington and just graduated from Washington State University-College of Nursing with my BSN and recently earned my RN. I have one older sister, one younger sister, and one twin sister who are my favorite people in the whole world.
2 a。你有很多关注创造肖像。Is there a particular reason or motivation for this?
I love the depth and the story behind every person’s eyes. I admire people of any age, color, race, and believe that beauty has infinite and unpredictable manifestations. I love to hone in on an individual’s feature that I feel makes them unique and beautiful.
An unexpected understanding and level of empathy from a particular friend inspired me to create a piece that reciprocated his honesty about who he is. In every day, action, and interaction, he brings nothing but who he truly is. For him, I made him a piece of one of his favorite bands to thank him for allowing me to see more deeply in to the freedom of living in our own story.
Additionally, there is an artist named Bruni Sablan who has made portraits of hundreds of her favorite musicians. Her unique gift to capture the soul of jazz has inspired me to pay tribute to the artists, friends, and people that have moved me.
3a. Can you take us through some of your creative thought process when you start to paint a new portrait?
3b. You mentioned that you’re a twin. Do you think being a twin gives you a unique outlook or perspective to your artwork? If so, how?
Growing up as a twin has definitely influenced the both of our character development. I am born to be an observer and a listener, while in contrast she is destined to speak her mind and educate the world about what she knows. She even used to speak for me as a child because I would let her, and became dependent on her ability to put my thoughts in to words. I believe that my art conveys the beauty of what I see in people, which may have been overlooked if I wasn’t as quiet and observant as I’ve been most of my life.
“Instead of asking so many questions, try seeing, hearing, and observing with a quiet
介意” :::布鲁尼Sablan :::
4. You just graduated from Washington State University with your Bachelors in Science and Nursing. Can you offer any advice for other students who may be looking for creative outlet?
I know we all have the gift of a creative outlet. It could be rock climbing. It could be knitting. It could be dancing, singing, cleaning, or running. The ability to speak to a crowd. Hunting. Our minds have two hemispheres, the right and the left. Far too often we become sucked in the left side and remain logical and disciplined. Linear in making decisions. Constantly striving to get one thing done after another to fulfill the demands of every day. But the beauty of this is that we can choose to utilize and apply the strengths of both sides of the brain to our lives, every day. If you feel that you lack a creative outlet, consider the one thing that never fails to relieve you
from reality, school, or work. Even just for a moment…and I think you’ve found it.
5. Describe yourself in 5 words.
Relentless. Honest. Free. Determined. Believer.
6. If 3 of your best friends were hanging out with you, what’s one thing they’d all jokingly make fun of you for?
Very likely, they would point out that I laugh extremely hard at the most unexpected things. Or possibly how charming (or not so charming) it is that I’m so clumsy. I fall all the time.
7. What are you passionate about? This can be work-related, personal, whatever you would like to share.
I am passionate about believing in everyone, and allowing others to see how beautiful they are. I am also passionate about being honest with myself and others in every moment, never wasting a breath on making a remark that isn’t really what I believe.
An example of how art heals and saves me occurred a little over a year ago. I was under a tremendous amount of stress from the high academic and professional demands of nursing school, and felt that I was completely blind from anything that used to bring me happiness. The existence of peace and acceptance was something that I started to doubt. But one day, I found a replica of Henri Matisse’s “Red Room” that I had started months before. I decided to sit down, work on and potentially finish this picture. The feeling that came with accomplishing this picture was invigorating, and instilled a new confidence that I have not forgotten what I loved to do and what I loved about myself.
9. How has art influenced your perception of life?
“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible—and achieve it, generation after generation.” :::Pearl Buck:::
10. What are some other things or people that inspire/motivate you?
Michael Jackson. My youngest sister, Nicole. Music of all genres. Adventurous people. Health and wellness. People that never shy away from who they are and live with who they are on purpose.
This is something that I’ve asked myself before. I do believe that we are all born with a gift that will always be readily available to tap in to. But I do believe that the fuel behind success is time. Diligence. Energy. Passion. Honesty. Not necessarily talent. The fun thing about this is that we can prove ourselves wrong and surprise people we know with the depth of human capability.
Albert Einstein, Bruni Sablan, Michael Jackson.
SPEED ROUND – Quick questions with quick answers. Ready, go!
What is your favorite food?
If you could be one animal, which one would you be?
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Where on the world wide web can we learn more about you?
You can find me on Facebook! My art page name is Sam Hogue Please feel free to “Like”/add me.