Sam Chapman graduated from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, studied painting in Rome and has been a fellow artist at Montalvo Arts Center and Millay Art Colony. His previous studio was in Whidbey Island, WA and now works in Grover Beach. He is represented by Patricia Cameron Art Gallery in Seattle. Recently, his work was included in Brushstrokes 2017 at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.
His drawings are narrative landscapes of being lost in the woods. And of being found. Instead of working positive on negative, he does the reverse, using paint to cut out and shape the figures in the landscape. There is no erasing or starting over. Shape, direction and pattern are compressed into one action, infusing vitality which become building blocks for larger paintings.
“Firmament” is a part of small studies for larger paintings that I’m currently working on in Grover Beach. Though my usual color for paintings is iridescent gold, the black in this piece references the BP oil spill of 2010, and it’s impacts on the affected wildlife. That is why I am donating this particular work to Yes on Measure G. “Firmament”, acrylic on paper, 27” x 27” is framed and available for $600. Ordering instructions: to acquire this work, please email Doug Timewell or call 805-474-8514. You will be given the option to pay by check or credit card online.
“Firmament”, acrylic on paper, 27” x 27”