My name is Christine Samad, the creator of The Pigcowtopus Project, a movement meant to inspire the creative creature within all of us. I love to use bold colors and lines in my imaginative and whimsical artwork. My influences are Van Gogh, Bob Ross, Drew Brophy, and my grandmother, Carol Jablonsky. Although I only learned of her artwork recently, I feel a connection and kinship to her whimsy and symbolism.
I have always loved creating, so I took classes drawing, painting and design for a short time at St. Petersburg College—Tarpon Campus, home of the Leepa Rattner Museum, while getting my degree in Education. I was an elementary school teacher for twelve years, sharing my passion and creativity with students. With the support of my husband, Russel, I have transformed into an artist who loves acrylics, watercolors and chalk. Now, it is my passion to share my art and poetry with the community to spread happiness, joy and open up conversation about healing, self-love, and connecting to nature.
I continue to grow as an artist and hope to soon publish another book. You can find my published work on Amazon.