The Artist - Chris Sampson SWAc
Chris Sampson attended Cardiff College of Art where he studied Fine Art under the direction of the late Tom Hudson, then a radical leading art-educationalist who advocated student-directed learning and a blurring of the boundaries between artistic disciplines. Also at Cardiff, Chris fulfilled his ambition to train as a teacher of art. There followed a career as a secondary-school art teacher in Devon. Chris was pulled towards the South West by the forces that would eventually influence his painting. He is motivated by his response to subject matter which has meaning for him. His sources are diverse and include enthusiasms for architecture, place and landscape.