Samuel Harris Fisher

Samuel Harris Fisher
Fine Art, Abstract Artist
Charlottesville, VA, United States

Fisher was born and raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The young forests that now grow from these ancient bones either instilled or simply matched Fisher's quiet yet youthful soul. Despite finding success in a career in technology and business, Fisher found the modern working world to be too loud, too busy, and somehow divorced from reality. Having found meaningful ground to stand on in mysticism and the stillness of the forest, they are now taking the leap into the unknown of the creative life.

A Modern Mystic

Fisher's attempt to resurrect archaic stories and archetypes through their art was inspired by our modern desperation for meaning. This proved to be a path towards contrivance.

In their thirties, they began channeling their art exclusively through a mystic process. Putting their critical, conceptual mind aside, they instead attended to the richness of their lived experience and became saturated with qualia. Being attentive in this non-conceptual way allows raw experiences to find their way to the deep mind, where Fisher believes true meaning is cultivated rather than constructed. Fisher now allows the harvest of cultivated meaning to percolate up from the deep without question. Like a dream, the resulting work is mysterious and compelling, not conveying meaning but inviting the blossoming of meaning in the soul of the viewer. Fisher considers the paintings that result from this process to be more akin to sermons, poetry, or mystical utterances than to contrived conceptual art.

Garden Steps, 2019 Samuel Harris Fisher
Rivanna Light, 2019 Samuel Harris Fisher
Houseplant Dreaming, 2019 Samuel Harris Fisher
An Intensity of Feeling That Has No Center, 2021 Samuel Harris Fisher
Boon, 2018 Samuel Harris Fisher
McGuffey New Members Show
McGuffey New Members Show Showcasing newly juried members of McGuffey Art Center

Fisher was juried in as a member of McGuffey Art Center in 2021. McGuffey will showcase their work in the main hall in January 2022.


Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Into the Woods
Into the Woods A solo gallery show in conjunction with the play: Into the Woods

Fisher is producing a new body of work inspired by a production of Into the Woods being put on by Live Arts.


Charlottesville, Virginia, USA