Jul 9, 2016

Fallen Patriots would like to express its gratitude to painter, Samara Shuter for creating inspired art to auction. From July 4th through the 18th, Paddle 8 is hosting an auction with Fallen Patriots-themed art created by Shuter. All proceeds from the auction will go towards ensuring a college education for surviving military children.

Born in Montreal, Canada and currently working from Toronto, Shuter grew up in an artistic family. Her father is very art-inclined and most of her family works in the textile industry. Samara began her career in film but found herself drawing on evenings and weekends.

“One day my sister encouraged me to post a drawing I had just finished on Facebook; something I made from discovering old doodles I had drawn of suits overtop an abstract background I had been working on and the rest is history,” Samara says.

Shuter’s art takes a vibrant and colorful approach. With a common theme of masculine apparel, Samara blends classic men’s clothing pieces such as the tailored suit with bold geometric patterns and graphic design.

Samara has taken her talents and created military-themed art pieces in support of Fallen Patriots. Maintaining her classic theme of the tailored men’s suit, Shuter has highlighted traditional military uniforms of various branches, as well classic men’s apparel such as the leather jacket.

“The overall message is to convey respect, honor and appreciation, as well to express that we're all UNITED. And there are themes of courage, bravery and of course, like in much of my work, a ‘dapper dude,’” she says.

Since 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots has helped over 640 scholars and has provided more than $12.3 million in total assistance, including college scholarships, supplemental grants, and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

Shuter’s generosity is very much appreciated, since nearly 20,000 children from all across America will need future assistance.

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