About

Samantha Guertin is an observational artist living on the East Sussex coast. She predominantly paints landscapes, seascapes and still lifes. Her direct approach to her subjects strives to capture immediacy, atmosphere and authenticity of light and feeling. She takes her inspiration from the unrelenting beauty of nature and the countryside and spends much of her time recording the world immediately around her through sketching , photography, and plein air painting.

Samantha studied her foundation at Wimbledon and completed her BA (Hons) degree at Camberwell School of Art, London. In her early twenties she left her London studio to travel and work first in Brazil and then more long term in Madrid. The landscapes and cityscapes in Spain set her on a more on a painterly path away from her original discipline of ceramic sculpture.

Now working in and around her Hastings studio, Samantha has established herself through private commissions worldwide as well as exhibiting regularly.

Exhibitions:

Lockdown Take 2 – group show – Hastings Arts Forum November 2020

Lockdown – group show – Hastings Arts Forum October 2020

Arts Hub Open -group show- Hastings Priory Meadow- September 2020

Changing Spaces – group show – Hastings Arts Forum – July 2020

Resident artist in studios at Pestalozzi  2017 – July 2019

SoCo (South Coast Artists) – RX19 – group show – November 2019

Black and White – group show – Hastings Arts Forum – October 2019

Coastal Currents 2019 Open Studios – Bohemia Studios September 2019

Rye Society of Artists Summer Exhibition 2019

Hastings Arts Forum Members show – April 2019

Coastal Currents Open Studios – Pestalozzi – September 2018

Hastings Arts Forum, Members Show 2018

Summer Open Exhibition  – Murmurations Art Gallery, Bexhill on Sea August 2016

Hastings Arts Forum, Members Show 2016

Winter Open Exhibition – Murmurations Art Gallery Bexhill on Sea December 2015

Tiree Summer Open Exhibition 2015

Pop up residency – Four Houses artist cooperative at De la Warr Pavillion outlet 2014

Open house group shows: Hastings, 2010, 2011, 2012 ,2013

Life – Drawing and Seascapes – solo exhibition at Pommegranate, Hastings 2011

Coastal Currents life- drawing exhibitions, Hastings 2009, 2010,2011

Open House exhibitions , Salamanca, Lavapies, Chamberi, Madrid 1990 – 1996

Education

Foundation: Wimbledon School of Art

BA (hons) Camberwell School of Art and Crafts

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