Gina Samson’s work has been influenced by the rich cultural heritage and vibrant colors of the Caribbean, as well as the New York City urban environment. After showing interest in the arts at a young age, she enrolled in her high school’s art program, took classes and workshops at the Art Students League and NYU’s School of Continuing Education as well as and participating in shows and competitions. She regularly exhibits in the New York metropolitan area and her work is featured in several corporate and private collections. In her view, artwork reflects the importance of creation and imagination in everyone’s life. Working primarily in painting, collage and drawing she aims to create works that incite reflection, while bringing to the viewer an appreciation of the pride, resilience and cultural achievements of the African Diaspora. Currently, her work in two series explores the immigrant experience and the interplay of music and the visual arts: “This series focuses on the relationship between the 2 art forms and is linked to the fact that I most often listen to jazz while I’m working”. Jazz has been the “soundtrack” of this production.