Featured Artist Series: Samantha Jarmasz

Featured Artist Series: Samantha Jarmasz

“All art should inspire and evoke emotion. Art should be something you can actually feel.” - Charles DeRubeis

Motorcycling has always given off an air of romanticism . Whether it's a lust for freedom, the open road, rebellion by harnessing a machine deemed dangerous by society, or the comradery of fellow riders. There’s no shortage of reasons that explain our  draw to motorcycling.

For nearly all of us, there is a defining moment that began our love affair with motorcycles. For some it could have been a photograph, a scene in a movie, a moment in life where a motorcycle left an indelible mark.

The advent of social media has given many talented commercial and lifestyle photographers an instant outlet and ability to showcase their work while influencing and shaping the modern image of motorcycling. It's important to recognize these talented creatives and the impact their contribution of art has on our industry.

Samantha Jarmasz

Samantha became interested in watercolors just after graduating art school where she primarily used acrylics. The illustrative capabilities of watercolors suited her personal style which allowed her to indulge a fixation on fine detail and miniatures. Miniatures have always been a fascination of hers, and no matter what, she knew she wanted to include them in her work in some way. She wanted to create something that was aesthetically pleasing and would be easily marketable. She slowly developed an interest in the automotive world and came to realize that people who appreciate machines, whether they are motorcycles or automobiles, often have an appreciation for art.

Recognizing this connection has proved beneficial for her as an artist and it's led to opportunities to work on some really cool custom cars and vintage bikes.

"It's such a great feeling knowing I can provide a unique and personal gift or memento to my clients," Samantha tells IMS.  "I love the challenge of trying to get every detail in such a small painting and I think that's what people appreciate about them. The great thing about watercolor is that I am able to leverage my drawing skills in order to create work with great precision. Also, there's the added benefit of needing minimal supplies and space."  

See more of Smantha's work or commission a piece at

Follw here on Instagram @moto__bone


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