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. Her still life paintings are quiet and considered as she is intent on capturing moments of calm amidst the craziness of domestic life. 

Samantha studied Art Education at Edith Cowan University. She worked as a high school Art Teacher from 1990 until 2006. In 2003 Samantha 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. 

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 of still life paintings was held at Linton and Kay's Mandoon Estate Gallery in Caversham, WA in December 2017. 

Samantha Dennison is represented by Linton & Kay Galleries, and also exhibits work at Yallingup Galleries and Paper Pear, NSW.

My work is concerned with community, conversation, and changes in light as the year progresses. The objects I paint are collected from my daily surroundings; all are foraged in some way and ultimately gathered and brought back to my home for arranging and painting. Connected to these experiences are the conversations and sharing that take place with neighbours and friends, all of which contribute to my sense of belonging in the regional community in which we live.
— Samantha Dennison