Meet the Artist: Samantha Testa
From street chalk art to custom water colors, hand-lettered invitations to wall art, local artist Samantha Testa embraces a wide variety of art mediums.
I met Samantha last spring when she participated in La Bella Strada: An Italian Street Painting Festival. Samantha cleverly used the artist-grade sidewalk chalk as watercolor paint to create an exquisite landscape.
One of Samantha’s signature features is hand-lettering, which she makes the centerpiece of a piece, or an enhancement.
Photo credit: @melindasnyderphotography
She does many custom projects for clients as well. Her main requests are for watercolor animal portraits, watercolor venue/house paintings, hand-lettered invitations, and hand-lettered gifts, such as a wood slice with a family’s last name, picture frame mats hand lettered with a saying, wine glasses, ornaments, nursery art, and personalized art for specific rooms in a house.
Stayed Tuned! Samantha is going to lead a 2-hour beginner’s hand-lettering workshop for DIY Del Ray on Saturday, November 19. We’ll be posting registration details very soon.