Chris Sampson SWAc
I paint for myself and am driven by the will to become more accomplished. To this end I strive to make each painting, in some way, more difficult than the one before.
I would find no satisfaction in the pursuit of a formulaic style and enjoy the challenge presented by differing subjects'
My choice of subjects is based on enthusiasms I might wish to revisit and ultimately share through painting.
How I dislike the notion of the 'Artist's Statement'. So difficult to avoid the self-conscious and pretentious.
I take pleasure in adopting one from my erstwhile art-school colleague and Devon art-teacher John Upton.
I paint what I like, when I like, how I like.
Fine Art Graduate. Cardiff College of Art
A.T.C. [Art Teachers Certificate] University of Wales
Teacher of art and P.G.C.E. Principal Subject Tutor. Devon. until 2006
Associate Academician .South West Academy of Fine & Applied Art
Exhibition Venues. One man shows, Group shows, open exhibitions
Harbour House. Kingsbridge
Delamore Arts. Cornwood
Brownston Gallery. Modbury
Coves Quay Gallery. Salcombe
Chapel Gallery. Saltram House. Plymouth
Fowey River Gallery. Cornwall
Philip Malone Gallery. Topsham. Exeter
The Great Atlantic Gallery. Falmouth & St.Just
Hope Cove Gallery
Russell Court Gallery. Salcombe
Sherwell Gallery. Plymouth University
Artworks. South Brent
Ariel Centre. Totnes
Wharf Gallery. Tavistock
Devon Artist's Network. Open Studios
South West Academy.
Gloss Gallery. Exeter
Royal West of England Academy. Bristol
Burton Gallery. Bideford
Sherborne Abbey, Dorset
Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton
Stable Gallery, Cornwood
St Ives School of Painting
Royal Horticultural Society, Rosemoor. Gt. Torrington
Penwith Gallery, St. Ives
Kennaway House. Sidmouth
Falmouth Art Gallery