Sam Paonessa


A graduate from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto.

His career as a professional artist spanned over 30 years with Hallmark Cards.

During that period Sam traveled and painted plein air landscapes in North America, Italy and Morocco.  An active member of the Ontario Society of Artists he has been also sharing his valuable experience gaining recognition as an accomplished  painting workshop instructor for numerous art groups across Ontario.

Student Testamonials


“Sam is a gifted instructor, so pleasant to paint with”

“[Sam] takes you in on a journey where you can discover your talents”

“Excellent instructor and well prepared; positive and supportive”

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