Artist in Residence
Samm Moore is a pyrography artist (wood burning), specializing in animals and landscapes. Born in Banff AB and raised on Vancouver Island, much of her inspiration comes from her surrounding environments of the mountains and the ocean. She is also an avid skier, mountain biker and enjoys playing music. She is currently living in Salmo BC.
Samm was fortunate enough to know her calling early on in life, and it was clear to her that she would pursue a life in art. As she set off to art school, she wasn’t quite sure what that future would look like but in her second year she discovered wood burning and it became a lot clearer. One of the things Samm enjoys most about wood burning is working with a natural element. Wood is unique and ever-changing, exactly like the world around us. Most of her work relates to the mountains and the ocean, along with the diverse wildlife that comes with them. This subject matter comes from personal experiences and inner exploration, as being surrounded by such environments has become a vital part of who Samm is as a person. With her art, Samm hopes to portray her thoughts and values about the natural world as well as the importance of it and the difficulties that it may be facing. In these times of uncertainty, we need to protect our natural resources and be considerate of the living creatures we share this planet with. So, Samm hopes that her work will help others see the beauty in Mother Nature and feel inspired to help protect it.