I am Sammi - I was born in the 70s, raised in the 80s and “lived life” (aka partied to the maximum) in the 90s. I am quite a gentle soul with a streetwise attitude and a wicked sense of humour. Nothing about me is conventional, and if there is an easy path or a difficult one – I will always be found tackling the latter!
I have lived in North London all my life, however, I have a strong and deep-rooted Welsh heritage in Wales as my Father was a Cardiff boy, born and bred. Mum’s family are in the surrounding locality of Dolgellau, Harlech and Friog, where I have now made my home as a Welsh artist. Come see my work in the arts and crafts centre on your days out in North Wales!
Mixed Media Artworks, Welsh Dragon Art & Photographic prints
My work is mainly abstract and very colourful. I’d say it reflects my personality! I have a love of the bizarre and have a wild and highly overactive imagination which sometimes finds its way into my artwork.
I love manipulating colour and pushing the products I use to their limits. I experiment with organic additives to change the way the paint or inks work, and use heat and fire in a controlled environment. The techniques and processes I use in my work have taken a long time to perfect, a lot of binned paper and khaki coloured paintings! And although I feel as an artist, I have finally found my own style, I do get bored very easily and can often be found experimenting with something new!
I also have a passion for photography and whilst undergoing treatment for Cancer I studied photography at College via distance learning, obtaining both a Certificate, Diploma and advanced Diploma in Photography all with distinction. I also have Certificates and Advanced Diplomas with distinction in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for post shoot processing.
Now in remission, I specialise in shooting landscapes and seascapes. I can often be found out and about photographing in the middle of extreme weather events, generally when others enjoy being inside in the warm and dry.
I find huge inspiration around me, especially now I live in this exceptionally beautiful part of the world. I am especially inspired by the weather, the sea, the land and space. Some of my works have an almost 3D feel to them.
My early artworks were heavily influenced by a love of graffiti and inner city street art, the colours and bold style paired with a love of RnB Music and the UK Garage scene. But, as I have matured, I have refined my work , keeping the colours and vibrancy but manipulating them, allowing the colours to speak for themselves.