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  • Contemporary British Portrait Painters  The Dept Store, Brixton, London

  • 12 x 12 Show  Elephant Room Gallery, Chicago, USA

  • Portraits in Isolation  Virtual Exhibition, Old Fire station, Oxford

  • Perceptions - works by the CBPP    The Space, Cass Art, London

  • BP Portrait Award    National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Lynn Painter-Stainers' Award    Mall Galleries, London

  • The Full Picture : Oxford in Portraits    Bodleian Libraries, Oxford

  • Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize    Piano Nobile, Kings Place, London

  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters    Mall Galleries, London

  • BP Portrait Award     National Portrait Gallery, London

  • The 248th Summer Exhibition    Royal Academy of Art, London

  • RBSA Portrait Prize    RBSA Gallery, Birmingham

  • Society of Women Artists    Mall Galleries, London



Sam is a figurative artist based in London. She paints in oil on plywood panels and on paper.


Since returning to the UK after a BFA (Hons) in Fine Art from Oregon State University in 1997, Sam also works as a scenic artist, producing art and painting scenery for film, television and theatre.

Sam also takes portrait commissions, mostly of children and teenagers. Her portraits have appeared in many prize and open exhibitions, such as the BP Portrait Award 2016, 2018, the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition and Royal Society of Portrait Painters . In 2017, she was commissioned to paint Dame Valerie Beral for Oxford University as part of their Diversity in Portraiture project and in 2018 she appeared in Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year TV show. She is a member of  Contemporary British Portrait Painters. 

If you're interested in commissioning a portrait, please get in touch. 

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