Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Samantha Ziemba! 

Samantha is a local artist and certified art teacher based in Scranton. Her creative journey began when she was young, between the ages of three and five, where her love for expressing herself began to take shape through painting and dance. 

Growing up, Samantha always had a need to create. As a kid, she would choreograph dances in her bedroom or find any surface to paint or draw on. However, when it came time for her to select a career, she was at a loss. It was her high school art teacher who steered her in the right direction by helping her put together portfolios and her first art show. Those experiences combined with her younger self’s dream of becoming a dance teacher led her to attend Marywood University where she graduated with a degree in Art Education and a minor in Art History. 

Pre-pandemic, Samantha was the owner of SamZiembaStudioWorks where she taught art classes to students. They learned about different art mediums and supplies, put on art shows and did community art days. She offered paint parties and even took her business and personal work to local craft markets. 

Samantha’s personal art style is always changing. She enjoys a spooky/nature-inspired aesthetic in her abstract painting, but has also been known to sell Christmas ornaments. Since her process is chaotic, her preferred medium changes constantly. 

The organic forms and natural colors of nature are heavily featured in her work, but her biggest inspiration comes from things that seem mundane, but are surprisingly more profound. 

To Samantha, being creative means being free to create something that hasn’t existed before in a way that only you can. It’s a unique and cathartic experience that brings the wonder she experienced as a child into her current life in a fun and beautiful way.  

You can follow Samantha on Instagram. 

📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samziemba_art

1 Comment

  • Julie Ardito
    Posted November 6, 2022 at 2:37 pm 0Likes

    Sam..so proud, the art is profoundly you! So layered and deep and beautiful and real! I love it! Please let me know when your show is…I want to come!

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