Current Artist: Samantha ‘Sammie’ Leiter
Samantha ‘Sammie’ Leiter was born in Atlanta, GA in 2004. She is a true Georgia girl and attended Coralwood School in Oak Grove. After Coralwood, Sammie has attended both Ellis Center in Decatur and Jacobs Ladder Neurodevelopmental School in Roswell. Sammie suffered a non-traumatic brain injury at 2.5 weeks old, when a blood clot lodged unknowingly in her brain and caused significant damage. The doctor’s prognosis was bleak, but her parents never gave up hope. Sammie works hard, has an amazing support system of friends and family and a ‘don’t ever quit’ spirit. She rides horses weekly at Chastain Horse Park and paints as often as she can during the week. Sammie loves to bring happiness through her art and her personality. Sammie is also featured in the book launched in March 2017, called “Strong is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves” by Kate T. Parker.
Sammie loves painting and people can see the joy it brings her and ultimately, the people who purchase her art. Sammie donates a majority of her proceeds back to the community, whether it be to her school’s foundations or to The Kyle Pease Foundation, which allows people of any ability to be athletes and compete in races around the world, or she will donate to seizure research and the Atlanta Epilepsy Foundation. Sammie loves to support the community of differently abled individuals through her art.
Sammie is blessed to paint with some talented artists. She started her painting with an amazingly well known local artist, Elizabeth Stockton, followed by a non-profit organization called Heart Adaptive and now, for the past year, she works with the talented SCAD graduate and founder of Studio 23, Amberly Hui Hood. Studio 23 is a wonderful art house, with classes for all abilities and ages.
Sammie’s work can be found in many private collections, corporate collections and schools in Atlanta. Sammie works in any studio where she is invited.
Inquiries: Please contact 404.345.2005