Samantha Wiley is a photographer and third generation oil painter who has been making art her whole life. She is currently focusing primarily on portraiture through her oil painting and photography. Her studio is based in Galveston, TX where her family also runs the René Wiley Gallery. In 2009 she graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelors of Fine Arts where she studied Painting and Photography. She is also an art teacher at Satori Elementary School and worked for many years as an instructor for the Galveston Arts Center "Art for All" outreach program.