The Artists

Artists are creative explorers. Some use paints, others play an instrument, but all bring forms of their imagination to light through whatever medium they choose. Art is an awakened cultivation of beauty.

Read the story behind our Featured Dreamers here.

Samantha Kaplan

Samantha Kaplan is an abstract landscape painter who strives to create paintings that celebrate the life and forces that exist on this planet. When she is not working in her studio, she is teaching an after school painting program to elementary school kids.

“I am a big believer in living a happy, healthy, and holistic life. I believe it is really important that we connect with ourselves and get to know ourselves so we can follow our purpose in our life.”

She believes it is so important that we celebrate and cherish the beautiful planet that we live on. She paints because she wants to inspire people and show them how important it is that we appreciate and protect our world and all the beautiful and special moments in life.

Samantha’s dreams consistently revolve around her desire to give back to the world and help protect the environment. She is currently working on partnering with an environmental organization so that a part of her profits will go towards protecting our planet. In the future, she plans on reaching out to museums about setting up a show to raise awareness for our planet.

“My definition of a dreamer is someone who takes action on [her] dreams and makes them into a plan. [She] doesn’t allow self-limiting beliefs to hold [her] back. [She] continues to take action and learn and grow to reach and accomplish [her] goals.”

Samantha’s dreaming has turned into taking action and thinking realistically about how she can turn her dreams into a plan. She stays focused on bringing her dreams to life by writing her ultimate goals at the the top of a page before looking at her to-do list. Then she begins with what will get her closer to her ultimate goal.

“I call myself a dreamer because I am currently chasing my dreams. I am taking action on a daily basis that will hopefully bring me closer to my dreams and my life goals.”

She wants to become a successful, well-known artist who is able to give back to the world. It is her goal to be able to give back to an environmental organization who is currently trying to protect our planet and our natural resources that help protect and sustain us. She would also love to continue to inspire people to follow their dreams and show them what is possible when you set your mind to accomplish your goals in life.

Advice for dreamers: “Believe in yourself. Believe that you are capable of making a difference in the world. Take time to journal or meditate so you can listen to yourself and figure out what you want to contribute to the world. You need to know who you are, what you stand for, and what you want to be known for. Once you have done this internal work, start taking action, whether that means finding a mentor, and/or connecting with people who can help you get to where you want to be, or sending those emails and making those important phone calls. Also, make sure you are constantly incorporating inspiration into your life, whether it means listening to inspirational podcasts, visiting a place that inspires you or attending events that will keep you motivated.”

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