The pure joy of artistic creation is fully expressed on the face of this young Mayan girl, one of my students at Project Somos in Guatemala. To learn more about this Vancouver-based charity that is helping to provide a brighter future, not just for the children of Guatemala, but, is now also helping to feed families during the pandemic: please visit: projectsomos.org
Sam was born in Korinth, Denmark, graduated from the University of Western Ontario (London) and studied Fine Art at the Ontario College of Art (Toronto).
Sam's passion for travel and painting has taken him through every Canadian province, to Lougheed and Melville Island in the Canadian High Arctic, to Cuba, Bermuda, China, India, Nepal and seventeen countries in Europe. He rode his collector motorcycle across Canada and has visited most of the US, Mexico and Guatemala. Sam spent a summer working for Parks Canada in Pacific Rim National Park on the west coast of Vancouver Island. He has hiked all of the local mountains, the West Coast Trail, canoed the Bowren Lakes, biked the Gulf Islands, run the Vancouver Marathon, earned his Queen Scout, pilot license and a black belt in karate.
Sam's paintings have been displayed in Vancouver at various charities, the juried exhibition 'BC Artists in the Square', the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC, the Bau-Xi Gallery, the Gaslite Gallery, the Sinclair Centre and countless other venues, but, mostly at his beloved outdoor studio located on the cobblestone streets of Vancouver's Historic Gastown. Sam's artwork has been featured in books, magazines and a TV commercial.
Sam maintains his home and private studio in Vancouver's South False Creek close to Granville Island.
Recently declared a National Heritage Site, Gastown is Vancouver's historical center. The statue of 'Gassy Jack', stands on his whiskey barrel in Maple Tree Square at the site of Vancouver's first saloon. This icon corner at the intersection of Water and Carrall Street is also the location of the 'Hotel Europe', the flat-iron building constructed in 1905. Sam's painting of 'Gassy Jack' is after the rain to explore the beauty of light reflected off the wet cobblestone street.
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Built in 1977 to replace a vent in the sidewalk by local clock- smith Ray Saunders. Underground boilers that heat many of the downtown office buildings are now vented through the clock. Sam's painting of the Gastown Steam clock depicts the shimmer of light from the wet cobblestone street.
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