Sam, as the youngest of four children, immigrated to Canada from Italy at the age of three. His childhood was mainly influenced by a conservative, humble upbringing. Despite receiving favorable recognition for his artistic achievements from the community during high school, he pursued an engineering career. While it is his belief that an engineering education is immeasurably valuable as the foundation for any undertaking, his passion was in creative endeavors. As a practicing Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional involved in delivery of $Billion assets he admired art and illustration throughout his life while not expressing himself artistically. Recently, the COVID19 pandemic availed him the time to rekindle his passion for art and illustration. He started working with digital media and enjoys creating images of wildlife, natural settings, portraits, and social commentary. Also, as a music enthusiast, he enjoys combining music in various creative media. While art serves as the creator's expressive outlet, his aim is to create PoSITIVE InFLUENCE with his Artwork.
Sam's digital art piece, Land of the Heart, Aljezur was shortlisted in the 12th Annual Lovie Awards in the Web3, NFTs & Metaverse in Art, Culture, Music & Film category. His recent works have also been featured in Boomer Gallery in Tower Bridge, London, ARTBOX Zurich, Miami and Los Angeles, International Art Magazine 44Degrees, as well by OCADU (Ontario College of Art and Design University). He is featured in the Gallea Online Art Gallery in North America; in the Toronto Artists Collection, Nude Collection, Figurative Portraits Collection, Landscape Collection, Chalet Collection, Prints Collection, Animals Collection, and Zen Art Collection as well as being selected as a Curators' pick.
With the belief that the portrayal of light is key to every piece of work he continually experiments with the depiction of light and its influences within digital artwork, especially when capturing natural settings. He believes that creativity has always been important to humanity; however, because of the imminent disruptive technological advances driven by artificial intelligence, the importance of creativity in society will be escalated. To this end, he believes that cultivating creativity based on individual preferences will be essential to humanity’s evolution. While digital painting is his focus, he also experiments with AR/VR platforms and the combination of visuals with music as well as the artistic aspects of the buildout of the metaverse.
If you are interested in commissioned work, or personal portraits, please message him through the contacts page. Examples of time-lapse portraits are included on his portfolio website at https://samdinatolo.myportfolio.com/.