About Samantha Reitmayer Sano

Thanks so much for your interest in my little "summer project."

In the real world, I am a Dallas based graphic designer (owner of SWOON, the studio) and part time interior "stylist/decorator" (also at SWOON), writer/styleswoon editor (F!D Luxe) and blogger (via style/SWOON). Yes, lots of swooning!

I have painted all my life and in the summer of 2011 I decided to really jump back into it. There's something so magical and optimistic about summer — escaping the hustle and bustle for a while to take a deep breath, get reinspired before fall, drink lots of iced tea and jump feet first into the deep end. It's pure and total happiness.

That's what painting is for me. And thus, I named this effort in my life "The Summer Project." That name will stick through as many seasons as I continue painting and interest continues in this project... The Ultimate Summer, that's the spirit of these paintings, a breath of fresh air and spontaneity. Reconnecting with yourself.

Someone said to me, the coolest thing about art or photography is that when you take that photo or work on that painting, it's just about you and that moment. So true, I never thought of it like that but it's good don't you think?

Happy Summering all year round,
Samantha Reitmayer Sano