Sparkling Summertime - Sammy-Ann
Acyrlic on Canvas Framed in Light Timber
104 x 104 x 8cm
Sammy Ann is an Australian artist and creative. Her intuitive paintings are a unique take on traditional seascapes. They blend together her own artistic imaginings with the endless beauty of the sea. In her larger pieces, she uses a fusion of soft layers and swirling, ethereal, marks to evoke depth within her work, drawing inspiration from the ocean currents, tide and the interplay of light on water. Her smaller pieces are a study of the ocean creatures that dwell beneath the waves. They are inspired by her time spent snorkeling, diving and paddle boarding on the water.
A keen painter since childhood, Sammy chose to study a Batchelor of Visual Arts at Monash University after high school. This degree ignited a passion within her to explore her place in the world whilst also showcasing the beauty of our planet. However, her journey to becoming a full-time artist did not begin until Melbourne's first lockdown in 2020. Being at home with small children she would spend every day exploring her local beach. Once back home the children would nap and it was during these quiet moments, that she began to paint. Some days she would get to paint for hours, others only minutes. But day after day, the business began to grow. Fast forward today, Sammy is now a full-time artist who works out of her own studio space which is nestled in the artistic haven of Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia.
I see myself as a day dreamer, mother, lover of the sun and surf, explorer, admirer, adventurist, artist and owner of permanently salty hair. Living next to the beach is a great inspiration for all my works. The ocean is such massive part of my life. I fell in love with painting and the ways I can explore my place in the world whilst also showcasing the beauty of our oceans. My practice is continually evolving and changing, as I relish in the joy of discovering more and more aspects of myself, my creativity and my business to share with the world.