3. Samara Shuter | Painter
For those of you who are looking for something vivid and bold, Samara Shuter’s paintings are just that. Her use of a saturated colour palette paired with graphic patterns is dramatic and fun.
A self-taught artist, her previous career was in the film industry. Her subject matter revolves around faceless men in suits or leather jackets and other components of fashion. She says her work is largely influenced from her family’s roots in the textile industry but it has evolved to explore ego and character.
In 2016, Shuter did an exhibit called Bleeding Blue, in support of the Jays Care foundation. Her pieces featured many, albeit faceless, Blue Jays players during a time when they were at the top of their game.
Shuter sells both originals and limited edition prints. You can explore her work at samarashuter.com — she even has a colouring book.