Sam's inspiration comes from a lifelong passion for Wildlife and the Natural World, from watching a humble Sparrow in her garden to Humpback Whales and Wild Horses in Iceland. Frequent visits to nature reserves, Wildlife Trust areas and even walks with her dog, provide opportunities to absorb the beauty around her and be 'in the moment'. We have a tendency to underestimate the huge, positive impact that immersing ourselves in nature can have on our mental health and sense of wellbeing.
As a keen gardener, Sam has planted her garden to attract a wide range of Wildlife; this is providing not only a haven for the creatures that live there but a whole world of inspiration on her doorstep.
Observation, photography, sketches, research into her subjectís behavior and an intuitive feel for a composition, provide the basis for the beginnings of a painting.