Samantha Brun grew up in small town Dighton, MA and graduated from DightonRehoboth Regional HS where she was a three-season athlete. Samantha has continued being an athlete here at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth playing field hockey. She grew up being constantly in the woods playing and splashing in the mud, that same love for nature has not weaned as she has aged. Samantha has always enjoyed the great outdoors and it has continuously influenced her art making during her educational career here at UMass. Not only is Samantha an illustration major, but also a sculpting minor, this combination has helped her to create art that blends the 2D and 3D together.