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"Autumn at Hyde Park"

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Mike Samson - Autumn at Hyde Park

Mike Samson - Autumn at Hyde Park

Mike Samson - Chilly Morning near Grove

Mike Samson - Chilly Morning near Grove

Mike Samson - Upstreet Morning

Mike Samson - Upstreet Morning

Mike Samson - Washing Day on Marshside

Mike Samson - Washing Day on Marshside

Mike Samson - Changeable Weather at Pegwell

Mike Samson - Changeable Weather at Pegwell

Mike Samson - Bell Inn & Corner House at Minster

Mike Samson - Bell Inn & Corner House at Minster

Mike Samson - Elham Valley, Kent

Mike Samson - Elham Valley, Kent

Mike Samson - Passing Rain - Near Chillenden

Mike Samson - Passing Rain - Near Chillenden

Mike Samson - Autumn Strolling in Green Park, London

Mike Samson - Autumn Strolling in Green Park, London

Mike Samson - Evening Light, Ramsgate

Mike Samson - Evening Light, Ramsgate

Mike Samson - Snow at Wingham

Mike Samson - Snow at Wingham

Mike Samson - Snow in St. James's Park

Mike Samson - Snow in St. James's Park

                                                     

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By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first 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 watercolorsHe 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.
 

Forthcoming Exhibitions

2017

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

2018

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.

  Gallery #588   

 November 13, 2017

Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist

                 Mike Samson (Born 1959)

                     ARTIST'S STATEMENT

“The journey of painting is never ending and I discover something new every time I paint.” ​