December Artist Sam Raynor!

Posted on December 5, 2011

We are so excited to have local artist Sam Raynor displaying her artwork for the month of December.   Please come by and check it out!  Paintings can be purchased for Christmas as well as commissioned from Sam personally.


“Dr. Suess once said, “Why fit in, when you were born to stand out?” In this world we call home we are overrun with examples of mundane existence. I feel that our Creator has called us all to be who we were specifically designed to be…truly unique. Not only have we been given life to glorify our Creator in becoming who He has sculpted us to be, but that we do so with colorful grace and boldness. We are all matchless individuals and have particular gifts for a reason. Each one of us has the ability to express his or herself, and whatever form in which this takes place in essence is art.

My name is Samantha Raynor, and my main form of expression is through visual art. I am passionately driven to visually capture the world around me through whimsicality and color. I have always been an artist at heart, and could not get away from the desire to draw or paint even if I tried. I received my BA in Studio Art from North Georgia College in and State University in 2005, where I realized that watercolors were my favorite medium to work with. Since then I have been blessed to create illustrations and graphic designs for magazines, websites, book-covers, print material and more. I live here in Gainesville and bear the responsibilities of a wife, mother, daughter, sister and a friend. I never want to “fit in” to this world for I am just passing through.  I pray as I sojourn forward that I may stand out and use my gifts to leave behind a more colorful world then how I found it.
“Quotes and Quips,” is a body of work that was influenced by words that have inspired me . I hope you can take the time to enjoy these colorful works of art and are moved by each author’s ability to express themselves and stand out in this world we call home.”