Meet Member Becky Samler

Come to Off Color Gallery on Saturday, September 21st from 2-4 pm and meet visiting artist Becky Samler!

Good MorningIn her own words: “Photography is a wonderful new paintbrush in my old artist’s toolbox. All my life I’ve been drawing and painting and arranging objects without really knowing why. I just knew it was something I had to do. My way of expressing my world to others perhaps. As for my trusty camera, it was just something I carried along to record family history. Then, one day not too long ago, I picked up my Canon on a whim and started recording the beautiful world all around me…looking for patterns and colors and slices of light…and found joy! When I discovered that my work could actually bring joy to someone else, the feeling was unbelievable.

“I start with a simple, well composed image. I spend hours creatively editing each piece until it speaks to me. Then, I send it off into the world, hoping someone understands. The best part of being a fine art photographer is the moment when someone reacts emotionally to my work. It can be in the form of a wistful smile, or a hushed compliment, or a sweet story of some memory sparked. All music to my senses. I feel blessed to be able to follow this passion of mine. I hope I’ll be able to spend the rest of my days turning these pictures in my head into real, live pieces of art that make people smile.”

Off Color Gallery is located at 940 Park Ave Meadville, PA 16335 in the Shops@the Bank


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