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“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.” ~John Lubbock (1834-1913)

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Original Paintings

Welcome! I'm Sam and I'm a Canadian painter. My mission is to produce beautiful works of art that illicit a feeling of joy and happiness, perhaps triggering nostalgia or dislodging a distant memory. 

 

I'm struck by the beauty of nature, how it grounds us and puts everything into perspective.

My work usually focuses on elements found in nature:

a moody sky, a budding flower, an animals' expression, the reflections on water, the decay and cracks in bone, the glow from a candle's flame. A single lifetime isn't enough time for me to study and inspect even a small fraction of the incredible places, objects and feelings that we can find by simply going outside and being. 

I know that when I'm creating any painting, I come to the canvas in a relaxed and thoughtful frame of mind and hope it's conveyed in each and every piece of art. Each piece is a study where I get to dissect and examine every part of the picture; I wouldn't wish to be doing anything else.

Choose from ready to hang paintings and studies, or commission a one of a kind custom painting of a special place, loved one, or moment to enhance your home or office. 

award winning

Multiple art awards, magazine features, and artwork being showcased in galleries

top Quality Supplies

All paint, canvas, brushes and topcoats are of the highest quality to keep your art beautiful for longer

formal art education

Undergraduate degree from the University of Lethrbidge

Consulting

Years of experience consulting with clients to achieve their artistic vision and come to a unified piece of art we can both be excited about

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