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By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the second of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by British landscape
painter Michael Samson (born 1959 in Ramsgate, UK).
Mike Samson is based in the seaside town of Ramsgate in the UK. He is a self-taught painter in oils and watercolors. He always enjoyed art as a teenager and attended the local Art School. He joined the Army in 1974, during which time he continued to draw and paint as a hobby. In 1986 Mike left the Army and went to work in the paper industry. In his free time he would paint whenever time allowed and whenever family life permitted.
After a chance meeting with an old Headmaster from his primary school days, Mr. Ralph Martin, Mike joined Acol Art Group. During one of the group exhibitions Mike was introduced to Matthew Alexander. Matthew introduced him to the serious pursuit of 'On site painting' (Plein Air) and in many ways taught Mike 'to see' beyond the obvious and encouraged him to understand the landscape using paint.
Mike took early retirement in 2012 and spent many months in his studio and on site in the landscape learning to hone his craft and develop his own language with paint. He now paints daily 'plein air', the UK landscape is a constant inspiration for him. Although more recently he has been working on 'cityscape' work in London, using his small onsite paintings as reference for larger studio pieces completed in his Ramsgate studio.
Minster Open Exhibition 6-8th October
Kingsdown Kent (Guest Artist) 7-8th October
York Street Gallery, Ramsgate 22nd Nov - 12th Dec
YSG Christmas Show 12th Dec - 4th Jan
St. Julians Gallery Sevenoaks 23rd Nov - 4th Jan
St. Julians Gallery Sevenoaks 17th Apr - 31st May
EKAS Plein Air 6th Jun - 13th Jun
Home by the Sea VIII Exhibition at YSG 1st Aug - 5th Sept
Thanet Plein Air Painters at YSG 5th Sep - 12th Sep
Winter Collection at YSG 5th Dec - 4th Jan 2019
Corner House Canterbury Ongoing - Selected Works
York Street Gallery, Ramsgate Studio and Selected Works
Harbour Gallery, Ramsgate Ongoing - Selected Works
Mike also undertakes commissions - Landscape & Seascape and private tuition.
November 14, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Mike Samson (Born 1959)
“The journey of painting is never ending and I discover something new every time I paint.”