Artist Biography - Samantha McCubbin

Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1988, Samantha has always been a creative person, even from a young age. However, it was during her last year of studying Art and Design at The University in Leeds where she discovered her passion for painting. Since graduating, she has continued to paint, developing her own individual style and adapting it to a variety of subjects.
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...rt practice is dependent on the integration of artistic elements; colour, texture, line and shape. Painting is about experimentation and ‘happy accidents’. She is not so concerned with the exact representation of an image but rather how the paint reacts on the canvas and the effect produced. The paint almost becomes the ‘theme’ itself. The main themes she explores are; floral, landscape and abstract. There is a real physical engagement within her work which allows her to express her painterly qualities.

She works from original photographs and still life but mainly enjoys painting from her imagination. She often begins by creating spontaneous marks and from these marks, she builds up the paint on the canvas with the use of gestural and instinctive brush strokes. She takes inspiration from the world around her; from countries she has visited, the colour and texture of a flower and simply the mind’s eye.
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