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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:

Connections – curated group show – Footbridge Gallery October 2023

Rye Society of Artists Summer Exhibition – August 2023

Drawing Unframed – curated group show – SoCo , Hastings July 2023

Yellow – curated group show – The Stade, Hastings June 2023

Arte Povera – curated group show Hastings Art Forum March 2023

SoCo (South Coast Artists) – ‘Three’ curated group show – Hastings Arts Forum January 2023

SoCo (South Coast Artists) members show – Hastings Arts Forum November 2022

Sussex Contemporary Art exhibition -group show- British Airways i360 Brighton – October 2022

Rye Creative Centre – open studios – September 2022

Great Escapes – group show – Hastings Stade – August 2022

Rye Society of Artists Summer Exhibition – August 2022

Rye Bank Gallery – Aqua – group show – July- August 2022

SoCo ( South Coast Artists) – Relay Respond Relay – jointly curated group show at Electro Studios Project , St Leonards – July 2022

SoCo (South Coast Artists) group show – Hastings Arts Forum April 2022

Ode to The Sea – joint exhibition with photographer Daniela Exley @thecrownhastings Dec-Jan 2022

Choosen to participate in exhibition on Footbridge Open Air Gallery Bexhill for two years – opened 23 October 2021

SoCo ( South Coast Artists ) – A Smaller Picture II – group show- participated in and jointly curated this show 21 Sep – 3 Oct 2021

Coastal Currents 2021 Open Studios- @bohemiaroad_studios September 2021

Rye Society of Artists Summer Exhibition – July 2021

Hastings Arts Forum Members show – April 2021

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 restaurant exhibition space- 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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