Sam Suttie is a Queensland based studio artist working primarily with Oil paint on Canvas. Her subject matter includes still life compositions and abstract florals. She enjoys capturing “life” through reflections and shadows.
Painting has always been a safe place for me. Something marvellous, magical mystical happens when my mind is focused completely and utterly on the task at hand. Born in South Africa and having had my work displayed in some of my favourite galleries was a thrill. I could not wait to continue my journey as a professional artist. It all changed when I came to Australia over ten years ago and for most of that time I could not paint. I lost my identity. Lost in transit I suppose. I studied Graphic design, got married and had children and all the while could not complete a simple artwork. I felt disconnected on so many levels. Only two years ago through a process of self discovery, I found my way back. I feel like I am starting at the beginning but I am okay with that.