A little information about Sam

Thanks for looking at my site! Here's a little information about me.

I have been drawing and painting all my life. It is something that gives me intense pleasure to do and is at times a place I can hide myself in to escape the pressures of life.

For as long as I can remember my love of nature and animals has defined what I wanted to paint and draw.

What has changed is how I draw and paint. For years now I have used conventional watercolours to capture scenes. In 2010 a dear friend encouraged me to try digital painting. I was unsure but decided to try anyway and was almost immediately blown away by the vividness and depth of colour I can achieve when painting that way.

I have had no formal training with art since the age of 16, when I was still at school. Today though, painting for me, whatever medium I am using, is a source of excitement and experimentation. Now in my 40s I am ready to explore the uses of my paintings further.