Sam’s work depicts the natural landscapes from which modern urban lifestyles are increasingly disconnected. As the consequences of the ever increasing encroachment of “civilization” on our natural landscapes begins to show it’s scars on the wild and on health, her work aims to share the positive power of nature on the human spirit and soul. She wants to reconnect us to nature and in turn promote us to conserve and respect the wilderness.
Driven by a lifelong passion for nature, she frequently travels to natural environments to inform her work,
creating both in the studio and outdoors in the field. This combines with her delicate linework techniques to echo the documentative approaches of past explorers James Cook and Joseph Banks, whose artistic and cartographic collections Sam worked with at the Natural History Museum, the Royal Horticultural Society and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.