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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

Academician. SWAc



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

Thurlestone Hotel

Sherwell Gallery. Plymouth University

Artworks. South Brent

Ariel Centre. Totnes

Wharf Gallery. Tavistock

Devon Artist's Network. Open Studios

South West Academy.

Exeter College

Exeter Castle

Gloss Gallery. Exeter

St.Stephens, 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


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