Size: 5"W x 6"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2015
I have painted many orchids in the past. Something about the fleshy petals and their stoic elegance draws me back to them again and again. My mother has an impressive arrangement of many different orchids in all shapes, colors, and sizes. These pink and white ones stood out from the more muted whites and yellows in the rest of the pot.
I can remember the feel of the leaves and the taste of jasmine tea. I was listening to the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy on audio at the time; the improbability drive had just turned everyone into penguins....
Samantha Tutone is an enthusiast of the arts. She studied Art History and Art Conservation at the University of Delaware and is an active painter. After graduation, she worked in a framing shop and a music and art library. Samantha has dabbled in almost every genre of art: sculpture, photography, costuming, tattoo design, etc. Her other passion is Okinawan Go-Ju Ryu Karate. She holds a second-degree black belt and travels regularly to train with karate masters around the world. Currently, she works as an administrator and graphic artist at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.