Photograph © Sam Travers

Sam is a self-taught artist who specializes in painting the English landscape and still life. He has been working full time as an artist since 2017. He has exhibited in London and regional galleries and also exhibitions including the Royal West of England Academy and the Bath Society of Artists. He studied History of Art at UCL and Conservation at Camberwell and went on to become a Specialist in 19th Century Paintings for Bonhams Auctioneers. His influences most evident in his work are British artists working in the tradition of Constable and Turner who created a very personal response to their own landscape and surroundings.

Sam works in a studio he built just outside Bradford-on-Avon. It is the Wiltshire landscape where he lives that forms the bulk of his subjects. He paints en plein air and it is this direct observation and direct contact with the seasons that he seeks to communicate. Still life forms the counterpoint to the landscape paintings. They compliment each other and present different challenges to the artist. In the same way engraving and printing woodcuts is the counterpoint to the primary medium of oil paint.