My name is Sam and I like painting landscapes. I can remember my first inspiration for painting was when I was in art in elementary school. I didn’t know how to paint but I thought it was fun. But when I did my first painting project in Mr. Bera’s art class that involved mixing and blending colors, I loved it! What I find the most satisfying part to me is finishing the piece and examining it. I like to paint landscapes of the southwest like deserts and also any places with billowing clouds. My favorite art piece that I created is The Cactus and it was fun and simple to do and I enjoyed creating it. Lastly, I enjoy doing art as a hobby and it’s a nice way to relax.