Sam obtained an Honours degree in Graphic Design at Exeter College of Art and Design where she specialised in illustration. Painting from the clients’ brief was quickly replaced with her own interpretation and imagination, from which she has been creating works of mixed media for the last 30 years alongside raising three daughters, working part-time in the art department of a boy’s Grammar school and working in the gardens of a Private Estate. Sam spends time in Cornwall whilst also being lucky enough to be surrounded by the wonders of Richmond Park in her everyday life. Each of these aspects play a part in the inspiration for Sam’s work, fleeting images, memories and feelings. She is never without a sketchbook to hand, so she is constantly drawing – sometimes the drawings are simply left in the sketchbook, whilst other times they develop into more in-depth ideas and detailed images. Sam likes to use anything that makes a mark onto anything that will receive that mark and believes in painting from your inner source.