Sam studied graphic design at Manchester Metropolitan University in the 1990's and moved to Devon in 2005 to devote time to her painting. Sam is inspired by the vast skies and diverse landscapes of Devon and responds with the vibrant and versatile properties of acrylics, oils and watercolours.

Sam exhibited with the Foxhole painters of Dartington in Totnes and continues to exhibit in joint exhibitions at the Harbour House Gallery in Kingsbridge.