Born in London, now living in Southport in the North West of England, Samantha's longstanding dream of becoming a professional wildlife artist has come true. Painting and animals have been a part of Samantha's life for as long as she can remember, she is equally passionate about both. As a child she volunteered at local stables just to be close to the horses. Creativity has always been a form of relaxation and meditation for me I cannot imagine a life without painting.Having always been obsessed with colour and the way light affects it, I recognised that pastels gave the highest concentration of pigment of all the mediums. It is this sumptuous saturation of colour that I adore, allowing me to recreate the depth of colours and tones that I want. With their softness and blending properties enabling me to describe the many different textures and lighting effects needed to depict the wide variety of animals that I want to paint.