Damian Samuel

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About Artist ...

Damian John Barrington Samuel comes to us from Guilford, U.K. He studied at 
The Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. and at Virginia Commonwealth 
University in Richmond, Virginia. At VCU, he was not only immersed in 
painting, photography and filmmaking, but was also immensely influenced by 
European art House films and heavily involved in the burgeoning Richmond 
music scene of the early 90’s.

In 1992 Damian moved to the west coast. San Diego then San Francisco a year 
later. What struck him most was the California lifestyle and the color of 
the light and landscapes that the sunny west coast has to offer.

Upon moving to San Francisco, Damian landed right in the middle of the 
music and art scene at the Hotel Utah where he worked and slowly began 
painting from this new palate of experiences. The next ten years would find 
Damian pooling his resources to buy the bar with a couple of investors with 
the common purpose in mind of supporting the Independent music scene and 
the local art community by giving them a stage and platform in which to 
polish their works. He divided his spare time to painting as much as he 
could as well as writing, directing and shooting 3 short films including an 
unfinished piece on the Hotel Utah itself.

In 2009 Damian reasserted his painting efforts to paint several new series 
(25 pieces in total) inspired by his recent travels to Argentina, 
Patagonia, Brazil, Uruguay, Dubai, Mexico and the California Coast. He shot 
an extensive photography series during his travels and added many of his 
photos to his fine art repertoire.

While searching for stories to paint he found the seeds of the stories in 
the photographs themselves, and embellished them to create a larger story 
in his painting.

He teaches wine and paint events with Painting & Vino SF because he loves teaching painting with a twist on the traditional art class. Damian currently teaches at La Mar at the Embarcardero, Cafe Flore on Market Street, and Dogpatch Wineworks in San Francisco. Come enjoy a glass of wine and paint with this talented professional artist. 

Paint and sip near me - See all of our upcoming paint nights in the Bay area. 


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