We all remember 2020 as a year of uncertainty. The pandemic tested us beyond measure, and everyone felt lost at some point due to unpredictability. However, it is a common belief that there is always a good and bad side to any situation. In the same year, people found time to spend with their families, rebuild their relationships, and indulge in abandoned hobbies. Some started music while most of us became chefs, and some, like Sammy Gerb, found their escape in painting.
Due to unusual circumstances, almost everyone dealt with a mental crisis during the pandemic. That is when she thought of making creative and fun content to divert her mind toward positivity and productivity. Since then, she has received immense love and appreciation from people worldwide for a short period. Although she is a full-time veterinarian, people recognize her more because of her love and passion for painting.
As she actively showcases her talent on her TikTok and Instagram, her social media have accumulated up to 1.7 million and 20.1 thousand followers, respectively. Unlocking significant achievements, she has painted over 1000 paintings since she started in 2020. She has also sold her paintings in almost all 50 American states and over ten different countries.
With her full-time job and other life commitments, her art keeps her motivated and helps avoid burnout and fatigue. Ever since she started painting, it has helped her build a community that supports her work and helps her improve through their feedback – which is one of the many reasons behind an organic connection with her followers. People love Sammy’s voice and how she narrates her painting videos with funny and silly stories from her life.
Sammy has a highly creative mind, and her work is impressive. She donates some of the profit from artwork and other products to charities in an attempt to give back to the community. Sammy picks up a different organization every month for the cause. Having been selected for Snapchat stories, she has checked another milestone and now has her own series.
She gives away many of her paintings to her followers as a gesture of gratitude. She has given away over 50 paintings, 20 graduation cap toppers, and 100 confetti poppers. Not just that, she has also sent over 200 handwritten cards to her fans. She believes in kindness and being empathetic towards each other as the world needs it the most.