Sometimes you don’t realize your strength until you face difficult circumstances and end up becoming more determined. The Covid-19 pandemic led the world to face many problems: fear, uncertainty, and mental health crisis. All in all, the pandemic changed our lives completely. However, in such challenging times, people like Sammy Gerb rose as an inspiration to set an example for others to never give up.
During the pandemic, Sammy found her escape in art and started creating painting videos for her TikTok. It was merely because she wanted to connect with people and channel her energy into something productive. However, the feedback surpassed her expectations and what started as a hobby or distraction became her career. Painting helped her get back to life when she felt completely lost.
A full-time vet and a growing artist, Sammy loves painting and interacting with her followers. Through her fans’ feedback on TikTok, Sammy’s work has significantly improved. Her artwork includes humor and cartoon style, and has evolved over the years. Today, she stands in a position where she helps other young artists to grow their platforms and earn money through their creativity.
Sammy expresses her gratitude towards the genuine support from her followers and tries to pay it back in whatever way she can. She donates to different charities and gives away many of her paintings to her followers, especially those with whom she interacts. Her main goal is to inspire people to dream and create. And to support her idea, she recently launched her new collection, “You Got This!” which reminds everyone that they can do anything.
Since she started painting in 2020, her TikTok has grown to 1.7 million followers and 20.1 thousand on Instagram. So far, she has created over 1,000 paintings and sold them in ten different countries and almost all 50 states of the U.S. Her progress as an artist inspires everyone to achieve anything with hard work and consistency. One of the main reasons for her success is that she takes criticism very positively and incorporates it into her work.
Sammy has set an example for the world by being open about her mental health issues and turning the adversaries of the pandemic into great opportunities. While she continues to explore new challenges and achieve bigger dreams, she has proved through her journey that art can heal people and let them grow in life.