Ever inspired by his immediate environment, Sam lives with his young family in the countryside of Margaret River, Western Australia. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Melbourne, Sam worked intermittently as a Research Assistant at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, for a period of seventeen years. During the late 1990’s he became aware of the important aspects of painting through the teachings of abstract expressionist Yvonne Audette. Teaching Sam the relative simplicity and importance of shapes and structure within paintings to convey spatial depth, has given him an understanding of works ranging from Rembrant to Cezanne.
Since moving to Western Australia Sam has pursued his art as a full-time career. During the past ten years he has travelled and painted throughout most parts of WA, soaking up the diversity of the landscape. More recently, he has finished building his granite house to spend time with his family.
In 1991 Sam won the Victorian Artists Society Spring Exhibition and following this won the Campbell Rotary Travel Award in 1992, enabling him to travel throughout Russia and Europe. He has held 18 solo exhibitions in a diverse range of media, including oils, acrylics, watercolours, etchings and pastels.
Bachelor of Science, Melbourne University
2012 Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the South West Survey, WA 2010 Highly Commended Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Victoria 1992 Winner of the Camberwell Rotary Travel Grant Award 1991 Winner of the Victorian Artists Society Spring Exhibition.
2006 Scoop Magazine, Western Australia 2003 Australian Artist, June 2000 Pastel Artist International, June 2000 Australian Artist, March