Samantha Testa is the owner and artist of Painted Palettes, a creative business that specializes in watercolor and modern calligraphy. Samantha spends most of her time making custom illustrations of clients' houses and pets. She loves teaching lettering and/or watercolor workshops and making art accessible for everyone willing to learn! Samantha has lived in DC for 10 years and grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, where she learned to paint and draw with her grandfather. She left her job as a first grade teacher last year to pursue her art career and grow her business. Sam loves red wine, baseball, pickles, 70 degree days, and the "little things."