Samantha Dennison paints from her home studio in Albany, on the South Coast of Western Australia. She makes contemporary realist still life oil paintings of treasured objects, fruit and flowers that she collects from neighbours, friends and her general daily surroundings. Her paintings are concerned with community, conversation, and changes in light as the year progresses.
Samantha studied Art Education at Edith Cowan University and taught in a number of government and private high schools from 1990 until 2006. In 2003 she held her first solo exhibition of landscape oil paintings at Gallows Gallery, WA.
In 2012, Samantha, her husband and three young daughters swapped life in the city of Perth for living in Albany. Since then, Samantha has concentrated on still life painting, intent on capturing moments of calm amidst the craziness of domestic life.
Samantha was a Finalist in the 2016 Albany Art Prize. She won the Painting Prize and Popular Choice Award in the 2015 Great Southern Art Award, and in 2014 she won the Popular Choice Award, together with Highly Commended in the Career Development section.
Samantha's latest solo exhibition is currently on show at Linton and Kay's Mandoon Estate Gallery in Caversham, WA until December 24 2017. You can view the exhibition online here.
Samantha Dennison is represented by Linton & Kay Galleries, and also exhibits work at Yallingup Galleries and Paper Pear, NSW.