Sam Travers


My paintings are visual poems about the English landscape, in particular the fields around my studio. I am interested in the ever changing colour, light, texture and atmosphere and try and evoke these in my paintings. They veer between figuration and abstraction, but are always firmly rooted in the landscape they depict.


I have exhibited in many leading London and regional galleries and also exhibitions including the Royal West of England Academy and the Bath Society of Artists. I studied History of Art at UCL and Paper Conservation at Camberwell and went on to become a Specialist in 19th Century Paintings for Bonhams Auctioneers before turning to painting full time.


I work in a studio I built outside Holt near Bath. I construct my own canvases, boards and frames and see this as an intrinsic part of the creative process. There are figurative and abstract elements at play in my work, the tension between the two is at the heart of what I do. I have a huge respect for the traditional skills of draughtsmanship and use of colour and I am trying to marry these with a very personal approach to what and how I paint. There is also a tension between my drawing, painting and collage. The different disciplines influence and inform each other.


My ambition is to continue depicting and reimagining the landscape around me and to develop my visual language to better convey the feeling of living within it.