Samantha Stover grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and Art History from McGill University and a Masters in Fine Art, cum laude, from the New York Academy of Art.

Throughout her academic studies in art, she focused her concentration on Drawing Techniques: historical methods and materials as well as figure-drawing exclusively from life. After an almost 10-year hiatus from fine art, she returned to the discipline with a renewed interest in the figure and the power of creative expression. Drawing also on her previous experience as a theatrical costume designer, she is influenced by the performative and communicative capacity of the human form and spirit. Her current work employs the practices of her traditional training to capture fleeting observations, emotions and memories.

Her work has been shown in galleries in Maryland, New York, and Berlin. Since moving back to the USA from Europe, she has been a Teaching Assistant in New York and an organizer of online art events.

Current and Upcoming Classes


Onsite Dynamic Figure Drawing: The Expressive Gesture $318.00
Samantha Stover
Friday, 10am-12:30pm

Onsite Pastel Figure Drawing: Sketch to Finish $318.00
Samantha Stover
Friday, 1-3:30pm