Sam is local to Townsville and has been creating art since an early age. A young artist who won his first art prizes at the Townsville Show and and a local art competition by the age of 14. Initially mentored by Favardin Daliri, OAM, Sam developed a technical understanding of light and shadows which he practices via mediums of oil painting, pastels and charcoal. Sam’s style was fostered by those that taught him during his childhood and remains consistent today. We are pleased to offer a unique series of paintings available exclusively as part of Contempo at KAB Gallery.
Sam specialises in creating seascapes, cityscapes and still life/botanical artworks. He takes inspiration from the many local beaches in his area, and the moments of town life in his region. Sam enjoys capturing fleeting points in time that may normally not be considered as significant; the translation to a modern-expressionist artwork conveying his interpretation of the subject. Sam’s enjoyment in art comes through the process of creation resulting in the final piece. He likens it to the satisfaction one feels after mowing a large lawn. If viewers of his art can resonate with the emotions he expresses in its creation, Sam feels he has met his creative objectives.
Growing up on the Tropical East coast of Queensland means I have been living by the ocean my whole life. When not living by it, I spent holidays travelling to the SEQ coast and surf beaches as well. My own house is situated right on the beach in Townsville and this beach is such a big part of my family life still today. So I paint from these experiences. My style, materials and colours I think are actually influenced from breaking from art for so long. I am not a “researched” artist using colour theory and technical skills and planning. My sketches are minimal, and I feel my way through a painting in a methodical but instinctive approach.