Samantha has always created, enjoying exploring a variety of materials and art disciplines although painting is a favorite. She graduated with a first-class hons’ degree in Art and Design and went on to achieve a master’s Degree in fine art Painting at Wimbledon School of Art in 2001. Since then, she has sold work in across the country exhibiting in galleries in London and abroad as well as being selected for many art opens and competitions. Samantha teaches alongside her passion; to create beautiful paintings. She now works in her studio at The Base where you are welcome to watch her work.
“Across the glossy surface a vaporous ripples form. Then another... half-hiding, half revealing” This description renders the surface of Samantha’s paintings where a relationship between nature and painting is explored. Fluidity, transparency, reflection, tactility, organic and ephemeral qualities are achieved evoking the metamorphosis of life.
This is achieved through the tactile quality of materials used-such as oil and varnish. The paint is applied both through pouring motions and delicately controlled movements and drips allowing the material autonomy as well as artist intervention. Different methods of pouring are used and various textures are applied to the varnish at different stages of drying giving the surface an added element of growth.
“I enjoy experimenting with all sorts of materials to see what effects and surfaces I can create. These often include sand, wire, threads, glues and papers as well as metallic paints and surfaces to give the painting a different life when viewed from various angles, in different lights or times of day”
The materials and techniques allow the 2-dimensional surface of the painting to become much more as the voluptuous colour and liquid quality of paint alludes to 3-dimensional form. A depth is created inviting the viewer to dive into the world of the painting where forms are suspended or growing from the surrounding space.
You can find Samantha’s work on Instagram as well as on her website. Please feel free to contact me for commissions or specific requests.