Sam Broadhurst Artist – Up Close & Personal

“I endeavour to convey a sense of calm and peace that pervades through the landscape. From my paintings I hope to inspire people to take time out from busy schedules to notice the vast diversity of beauty within our environment. I believe there is a simplicity in nature that can help add balance to our lives.” – Sam Broadhurst

We invite you to get to know the artist in our Up Close & Personal Q&A feature below.

Enjoy getting to know Sam Broadhurst

When did you first feel the desire to be artistic and realize you had talent?

Painting was a progression from a young school age. The professional change occurred after working as a research assistant in cancer research.

Where did you learn your art?

Self taught initially, but later through the teaching of abstract artist Yvonne Audette.

What inspires you the most?

The landscape and the connection to it.

What message are you sending to the viewer of your art?

Think more positively towards nature.

Describe your studio

A mic between laboratory, paint and canvas

Describe your typical day of creating art

There is no typical day. Exploring mediums and techniques from the Renaissance. Sketching on site, preparing mediums, pushing paint and stretching linen,

What mediums do you use and why?

Acrylic for conveying realism and heat bodied walnut oil for textural impasto work.

What are you working on now?

A large palette knife oil of an aerial coastal scene.

What are your recent career achievements you feel proud of?

A finalist in the 2020 Lester Prize.

What do you love most about what you do?

The creative process to explore ideas in paint.

Where can you see yourself in 10 years time?

Too hard.

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