Samantha paints from her home in Albany, Western Australia, where she makes still life oil paintings of domestic objects, seasonal fruit, and flowers collected from her friends, neighbours and daily surroundings.
Originally from Perth, Samantha studied Art Education at Edith Cowan University, graduating as a high school Art Teacher in 1990 and teaching in a number of government and private schools over the next 16 years. In 2003 she held her first solo exhibition of landscape paintings.
Since her move to Albany in 2012 with her husband and three young daughters, Samantha has concentrated on still life painting, intent on capturing moments of calm amidst the craziness of domestic life.
Samantha won the Painting Prize together with the Popular Choice Award in the 2015 Great Southern Art Award for her work, White Jug and Lemon. In 2014 she won the Popular Choice Award, as well as Highly Commended in the Career Development section. She was selected as a Finalist in the Albany Art Prize 2016.