Sam is a portrait artist, she paints in oil on panel and welcomes commissions. Sam starts by sketching directly from life at an initial meeting, and then works from sets of images she takes of the subject back in her studio. Feel free to get in touch via the contact page.

Sam's portrait of Dame Valerie Beral, commissioned by Oxford University, can currently be seen at The Full Picture : Oxford in Portraits exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries until 7th January 2018. Last year she had work included in the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' Exhibition at the Mall Galleries. In 2016 Sam enjoyed having a portrait of her eldest daughter, "Pearl in the morning, ready for school", in the BP Portrait Award Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and a portrait of her youngest, "Rose's School Picture", in the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, simultaneously.

Since her returning to the UK after a BFA (Hons) in Fine Art from Oregon State University in 1997, Sam has enjoyed a prolific career as a scenic artist in London for many years. She has worked as head artist for many of this country's leading set designers, painting scenery for numerous theatre and television productions, as well as events and retail campaigns. She now enjoys splitting her time between both: out working as a scenic artist and painting portraits back in her studio. Scenic work can be seen at

She regularly upload images of recent works on her Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages.


The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2018

Mall Galleries London

The Full Picture: Oxford in Portraits

Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University Oxford

Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize Exhibition

Piano Nobile Kings Place London

Royal Society of Portrait Painters

Mall Galleries London

BP Portrait Award Exhibition

National Portrait Gallery London

The 248th Summer Exhbition

The Royal Academy of Arts London


Dulwich Artists' Open Houses London

Society of Women Artists – 154th Annual Exhibition

Mall Galleries London

RBSA Portrait Prize Exhibition

RBSA Gallery Birmingham


Dulwich Artists' Open Houses London