Samir Sammoun

Artwork

At the Beach, Two Umbrellas
Samir Sammoun

At the Beach, Two Umbrellas

Oil on Canvas

20 x 24 in

Bekaa Valley & East Mountains
Samir Sammoun

Bekaa Valley & East Mountains

Oil on Canvas

8 x 10 in

Champ Laboure
Samir Sammoun

Champ Laboure

Oil on Canvas

24 x 24 in

Coucher de Soleil sur la Meiterrannee
Samir Sammoun

Coucher de Soleil sur la Meiterrannee

Oil on Canvas

24 x 30 in

Coucher de Soleil sur la Meriterrannee
Samir Sammoun

Coucher de Soleil sur la Meriterrannee

Oil on Canvas

24 x 30 in

Envolee II
Samir Sammoun

Envolee II

Oil on Canvas

40 x 36 in

Green Wheat Field
Samir Sammoun

Green Wheat Field

Oil on Canvas

24 x 30 in

Growing Wheat Bekaa Valley
Samir Sammoun

Growing Wheat Bekaa Valley

Oil on Canvas

10 x 8 in

Juenes Oliviers, Etude
Samir Sammoun

Juenes Oliviers, Etude

Oil on Canvas

8 x 10 in

Lavande et soleil, Le Ballet
Samir Sammoun

Lavande et soleil, Le Ballet

Oil on Canvas

47 x 47 in

Lavender and Sun
Samir Sammoun

Lavender and Sun

Oil on Canvas

20 x 16 in

London
Samir Sammoun

London

Oil on Canvas

40 x 40 in

Lupins Melodie, 2019
Samir Sammoun

Lupins Melodie, 2019

Oil on Canvas

40 x 40 in

Neige etude
Samir Sammoun

Neige etude

Oil on Canvas

8 x 10 in

The Ballet V
Samir Sammoun

The Ballet V

Oil on Canvas

60 x 60 in

The Beach
Samir Sammoun

The Beach

Oil on Canvas

12 x 16 in

The Beach
Samir Sammoun

The Beach

Oil on Canvas

36 x 48 in

The Beach, 2019
Samir Sammoun

The Beach, 2019

Oil on Canvas

40 x 40 in

Tonality
Samir Sammoun

Tonality

Oil on Canvas

48 x 48 in

Verger en fleurs
Samir Sammoun

Verger en fleurs

Oil on Canvas

36 x 48 in

Wheat Field and Young Olive Grove
Samir Sammoun

Wheat Field and Young Olive Grove

Oil on Canvas

36 x 36 in

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Samir Sammoun
Samir Sammoun was born in a quaint Lebanese village perched atop the Chouf Mountain, 40 km south of Beirut. To this day, the artist vividly recalls the colourful Mediterranean landscape of his childhood. Samir Sammoun immigrated from Lebanon to Canada at age 21 where he obtained degrees in electronic engineering and telecommunications. Since graduation, he has pursued his professional career as well as his passion, painting. Samir Sammoun does have a unique post impressionist style and technique. When starting to paint, Sammoun carefully prepares his canvas with burnt sienna, which he applies with a pig-bristle brush then wipes with a rag to remove any excess. His goal is to have the grain of the canvas show. This technique is used to create the illusion of light emanating from inside the painting. Layers of paint give a natural texture to the canvas. The artist’s technique, successive voluntary strokes, generates a certain relief and variation in the shades. Sammoun’s art should be viewed from a distance of a few feet. At first glance, his paintings seem blurred. Only when the viewer is at the right distance does the depth of the relief and scene appear in three dimensions. Sammoun almost never uses classical perspective. His initial sketch resembles a few blotches that outline shadows and basic reference points in the scene that he has already turned over many times in his mind. The work is then carried out in the ‘automatist’ style that relies on the number of strokes previously applied. The final result comes only at the end when the layers of light are placed in the appropriate places according to the texture generated. Museums: • Art Gallery of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, Québec, Canada • Marc-Aurèle Fortin Museum, Montréal, Québec, Canada • Permanent Collection of the Plattsburgh Sate University Art Museum, Plattsburgh, New York • McCord Museum, Montréal, February to March 2002 • St-Joseph Oratory Museum, Montréal, Québec, Canada
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