After completing a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Melbourne, Sam worked as a Research Assistant at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute intermittently for 17 years.
During the late 1990’s, he became aware of the important aspects of painting through the teachings of abstract expressionist Yvonne Audette. Through this experience, Sam developed an awareness of the relative simplicity and importance of shapes and structure within paintings, giving him an understanding of works ranging from Rembrandt to Cezanne.
Since moving to Western Australia he has pursued his art as a full-time career. During the past 11 years he has travelled and painted throughout most parts of Western Australia, soaking up the diversity of the landscape. More recently, he has finished building his granite house to spend time with his family outside Margaret River.