Welcome to Samantha Howell's official website!
Samantha Howell is an emerging young artist who specializes in realistic drawing. Samantha is a visual art prodigy, completely self taught. Born in July of 1995, she is 17 years old. Samantha has never taken an art class outside of public school. She has shown extreme talent in drawing since she was old enough to pick up a pencil. Please visit our early artwork page to see some of her earliest drawings. Samantha has recently gained the attention of Ellen Winner at Boston College who is an expert in gifted children and child prodigies.
Samantha draws mostly in black and white and works with charcoal, pencil and ink. She has a technique that is unique to her and her unusual combination of pencil and ink to show depth and detail is amazing. Although she prefers to work in black and white, she does experiment with color and painting. Who knows where she will go with this artistic talent in the future. Please visit the recent artwork page to see drawings Samantha has completed between 2009 and now.
Currently up for auction: Samantha designed this skateboard for a local benefit auction.
She and 37 other local artists designed boards that are up for auction right now at
Money raised will benefit a local skatepark that will be open to the public on the UMaine campus in Orono, Maine.
Samantha won 3 Silver Keys and 2 Honorable Mentions in the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
3 of Samantha's drawings were published by Scientific American Mind Magazine in relation to the article by Ellen Winner and Jennifer Drake of Boston College titled "Predicting Artistic Brilliance." Nov/Dec special issue "Genius"
Samantha's drawing of Steve Jobs and her drawing of Bear won Honorable Mentions in the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards 2012
-Two of Samantha's drawings are now showing in the PETraits show at Boyd Place Art Gallery 21 Boyd Street, Bangor Maine. This show will be on display until May 31, 2012
- Special recognition: Countryside Art Exhibition, Light Space &Time - Curated Online Gallery, December 2011 for "Butterfly" One of Samantha's many photographs.
-Samantha's drawing titled "Moonlight" (horse portrait) has been chosen to be published in the Fall 2011 edtion of Celebrating Art. You can see this drawing on the recent artwork page.
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